Guess the line wt. of this fly rod

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  1. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I remember some guy who used a two weight to catch steelhead. So the use of a minus weight rod for a big, fat... and ugly... brown doesn't surprise me in the least.

    If you are using a heavy leader... and don't care how long you play the fish... the weight of the rod doesn't make that much difference. If you're fighting the fish in a river and can run up and down the bank, chances are, the rod is not going to break.
     
  2. PT

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    Nothing in that picture gives a person something to compare either the rod or fish in judging size. Could be a 12" fish next to a 4' 1wt.
     
  3. Nick Clayton

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    I just find it funny that if a mere mortal showed up and posted that pic everyone would jump all over them. "Leave it in the water!!!" "I'm sure the fish would appreciate not lying on the rocks" "fishing for big fish with light rods is not fair to the fish" yada yada yada.

    But when the pic is from a fly fishing "celebrity" its perfectly acceptable.

    I see pics like these in the gallery all the time. Most of them followed by a bunch of comments attacking the picture. Ironically enough, OMJ is often the first to lead that charge. Here he thinks its good fun. Go figure.
     
  4. generic

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    Wow. I would have guessed 9, or maybe 10 lbs
     
  5. silvercreek

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    Yes, it is the SC 20.

    They are manufactured by CF Burkheimer. In addition to designing the rods from the mandrel to the shape of the main flag for each section, Jason also specified different graphite cloths for each section.

    The butt section is extremely strong and that is why Gary was able to pressure these large fish.
     
  6. silvercreek

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    In the formula, the girth or circumference of the fish is squared so the weight varies linearly with the fish's length but with the square of the girth. Its the girth of that fish that increases the weight.
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

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  8. PT

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    I'm with Nick but he apparently knows who this Borger guy is and I haven't heard of him.
     
  9. PT

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    My 5wt IMX has accounted for a hundred or so steelhead to 15 pounds. Didn't know it was some big achievement.
     
  10. Nick Clayton

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    There you go again, underestimating your own awesomeness.



     
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  11. PT

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    This thread made it to the gutter in 2 pages. Bravo!
     
  13. PT

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    Anyone else posts that picture and they get skewered by the entire board. Here you only have a couple people pointing that out. Far from the gutter.
     
  14. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I have found out that bitching about over playing a fish or resting it on the dry ground rests on deaf ears. Nobody gives a shit on my bitching any more. Or did they ever?????
     
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    I could see someone building such a rod, but with a 3" grip? It's obviously a huge fish.
     
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    This isn't really a tribute to how good modern rods are, it is a statement about Borger's skills at fighting fish. Lee Wulff caught quite a few Atlantic Salmon into the high teens and 20's on an Orvis Bamboo Midge rod back in the 1950's and 1960's.
     
  17. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    It would be a big deal if he had used a TENKARA ROD. There I said it , lets all have a beer and chill out
     
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