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Thread: What's your preferred rod for Smokies fishing?

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    Default What's your preferred rod for Smokies fishing?

    I have a Cabela's 4/5 wt. 9 footer, but I've been contemplating a 3/4 wt. 8.5 footer.

    What's the rod length/weight of choice for all you Smokies fishers?

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    7.5 4wt. Loomis gl3

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    sage zxl 3wt 8 1/2 ft
    for smaller creeks scott g2 3wt 7'7''
    payne parabolic bamboo 7'9" 5wt



    I believe an 8 ft 4wt would be the perfect rod
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    spring and winter I love my 10 foot Cortland. all summer and in low water I like my 8.5 or 9 foot 3 weight. I like my Ross rods.. They are light action and get a little more play out of even the smaller fish. I will add that I have also had no major problems landing fish 18in plus on them.

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    My fav, mostly only fish with a dry, is my 7Ft 2WT.

    Love it....


    Jim

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    Default St Croix

    I have a St Croix Legend Ultra that is 7'9" and it is my favorite Smokies rod. It has plenty of back bone for tossing tandem rigs without a hitch and can also handle a large fish with no problem...yet you can enjoy feeling the "fight" of smaller fish that are more common in the mountains.

    Mike
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    Smile Angler ' S Edge IM6-IM7 Graphite Fly Rods

    You might be surprised with this one...I finally let the secret out on this rod. One of the best rods I have ever thrown at an insane price. Good luck on finding one used or new.
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    TFO, Finesse. 8'9", 3-weight.
    My posts are worthless without pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyspey View Post
    7.5 4wt. Loomis gl3
    7.5 4wt. Loomis GLX They are both superb rods.

    My fishing bud would prob pick a tenkara though.

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    11ft Tenkara or an 8ft Orvis Battenkill although I now have a 7 1/2 ft new cane rod.

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