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Forgetful 05-31-2020 09:43 PM

4wt 7'6" rod
 
Anyone have a suggestion on the above rod spec? I looked at the orvis clearwater in this model and thought it'd fill my gap in rods.

jb62 06-01-2020 08:37 AM

I have a 7' 3wt St. Croix Imperial that I absolutely love.

aztip 06-01-2020 11:13 AM

You might consider a fiberglass rod. I have a Steffen Bros and a Diamondglass in that size range that are both fine small stream rods.

Creekfisher 06-01-2020 12:42 PM

Check out the 3wt 7'6" Clear water! Sweet Rod

Forgetful 06-01-2020 02:35 PM

You guys prefer 3wt over 4? I've never owned a 3wt and was just concerned with throwing things like WBs or multiple nymph rigs.

I do all my fishing now with a 5wt

Is fiberglass durable? You know much scrambling we do here

lostdutchman 06-01-2020 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Forgetful (Post 173768)
You guys prefer 3wt over 4? I've never owned a 3wt and was just concerned with throwing things like WBs or multiple nymph rigs.

I do all my fishing now with a 5wt

Is fiberglass durable? You know much scrambling we do here

Fiberglass is basically unbreakable. Aside from slamming it in your car door..

They’re the perfect small stream rod. And the bigger models are super fun carp and bonefish rods on calm days. Fighting a fish on glass is a feeling that is unmatched.


I have a few Redington butter sticks and looove them ( even have a 6’ 1 weight that rips on the smaller rim streams. )

But if graphite is your thing, the Redington hydrogen is a rad little medium fast rod and it comes in 2-6 weights as well.

Honestly, most rods are really good these days, and now that there are so many options of line tapers you really dial in how and what your rod will perform like.

If you have any other questions on stuff feel free to dm me too

Cheers

flyer 06-01-2020 04:16 PM

I have an old Shakespeare Wonder Rod I p/u for $30 that is a dream -7' plus. Casts a 4 wt easy. Almost as slow as bamboo.

BunsbertMontcroffEsq 06-04-2020 02:03 PM

i have a 7ft 6in orvis superfine fiberglass 3wt that i love for throwing dries in the summer or light dry dropper/hopper dropper rigs. such a delicate presentation. fun to throw dries to panfish in the urban ponds too. it is pretty sturdy, though because of the slow action i struggle with tight-line nymphing.

my wife's rod is an 8ft 4in orvis recon 3wt. it has a much faster action, slightly less delicate presentation. it is my go-to rod for tight-line nymphing. typically don't use an indicator because it is so sensitive. love fishing this rod when the trout aren't rising.

if i am fishing still water or streamers, i will rig up the 5wt. but everything else in AZ (except the ferry) is fun on the 3 weights. i have never felt undergunned.

PositiveRate 06-08-2020 10:58 AM

I have a Cabella’s 5 piece pack-a-way 7’6” 4wt rod that has been my go to for many years. It does everything from small streams to lakes. Landed many 25”+ on it at silver creek and it’s just as fun and effective with smaller fish. Very forgiving on hookset, but sturdy enough to cast a streamer into the wind.


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