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Thread: Smallmouth/Trout Rod

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    Default Smallmouth/Trout Rod

    I was wondering if there was any rod (brand/weight) that could handle smallmouth-moderatly big poppers and buggers-and a rod that I could use on a tailwater-not for selective trout but maybe nymphing and terrestrial patters. I was thinking that a moderate flex 6wt might be good, but I have NO experience w/ flyrods. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Default Re: Smallmouth/Trout Rod

    IMO, a good medium sized river to tailwater smallie/trout rod would be a 9'6"-10' fast action 5wt. I've got a 10ft TFO Pro 5wt that has plenty of backbone for bigger flies and a 250 grain sink tip. Plus it will cast the tiny stuff for delicate presentations. Check into rods over 9ft for that extra umph.

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    Default Re: Smallmouth/Trout Rod

    RFowler:
    Thats awsome cuz I have two TFO rods and, personally, for the money, I wouldnt cast anything else. Thanks alot!

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    Default Re: Smallmouth/Trout Rod

    You're welcome mountain trout. Give 'em a cast and see what ya think!

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