Which Rod????

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Jacob Peterson, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Jacob Peterson Member

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    Olympia, Washington
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    OK im in the market for a rod under 200$. Should I get an Eight weight or three weight, I have a six and five. I mostly do trout fishing and panfish, but accasionly target bass and carp.
  2. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA
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    Can't beat a 3wt if you plan to fish some small headwater streams.
  3. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    TriCities, WA
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    No reason for the 8 weight unless you are targeting steelhead. A 3 weight is fun in small waters. I like 4 weights and fish them the majority of the time for trout, including lakes. I own 3 different 4 weights (as well as a 2,3,5,6,7,8 and 2 speys.)

    Wayne
  4. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Near the Fjord
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    Wayne is right on. Can't get any better advice than that! iagree
  5. scottflycst Active Member

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    Ozark Mtn springwater
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    As stated a 4wt is hard to beat for trout since you've already got 5's and 6's. Most of my lowland trout fishing is done with a 4wt. The size of fish we normally run into is great sport on a 4 plus it is versatile enough for different lines and sizes of flies.
  6. colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    gig harbor, washington
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    go with a tiny 3wt, a 5 0r 6 is plenty to bring in a .5-1.5 pl bass, carp i don't really nkow about. i live in the wet side and i don't think we have carp. hell a 1pl bass is pretty nice over here:D
  7. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    lynnwood, wa
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    if you do plan to fish for salmon or steelhead, go for an 8. and colton, we do have carp. greenlake and sliver lake have huge ones. but these 2 lakes are a lot closer to seattle than gig.
  8. Jacob Peterson Member

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    Olympia, Washington
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    Trying to get mumbles echo. But got to scrounge out the money and convince my parents which is a lot harder than it seems:(