Guess the line wt. of this fly rod

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  1. silvercreek

    silvercreek Active Member

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    Modern fly rods are amazing. Gary Borger caught this 15 lb female brown trout a couple of weeks ago. What line wt is the fly rod?

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    That is a great guess because I have held this rod in my hands and it looks and feels like a 3wt but it is not.
     
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    i was going to say 3wt, so now i guess 2wt
     
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    5wt 9 foot 4 piece rod
     
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    Did he bonk it?
     
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    Who cares. Big fish on a small light rod is loads of fun. And that fish is as big as a pig.
     
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    That's 15 lbs?

    If that's true, I've been waaaaay underestimating my fish.

    Nice fish though...

    And it's a 4wt
     
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    15 lbs by the formula of length vs girth. Weight came out to 14 lbs 11 oz rounded up to 15 lbs. Fish was not killed.

    Fly rod is a 9 ft 5 wt.

    Here's a smaller male Coho salmon caught on the rod.

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    Triploided Brown? Or one pregnant lady?
     
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    Pregnant Lake Michigan lady on the way to spawn caught in a secret river in Wisconsin