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What weight fly rod?
Posted by: Jeffrey Bersuch (---)
Date: July 06, 2024 05:46PM

I have a fishing partner asking me to look into making him a flyrod for trout, panfish and bass. What weight blank should I look for, and if any recommendations on a good budget friendly blank. He's 17, and I don't want to be out of pocket too much, as I'm sure I will probably cover part of it.

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Re: What weight fly rod?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: July 06, 2024 06:09PM

NFC LMX FAF906-4, can't imagine how it could be beat, quality or price right now on sale..

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Re: What weight fly rod?
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---)
Date: July 06, 2024 09:53PM

Can't compete on the budget front

But the CTS Vintage #5 will be great.
Herb
CTS

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Re: What weight fly rod?
Posted by: Robert Metzger (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: July 07, 2024 09:54AM

Look at the lower end Batson Lineup. They will take a lot of abuse and are very forgiving. They will take a lot of abuse that a beginner will unintentionally give it.

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Re: What weight fly rod?
Posted by: Al Jones (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: July 08, 2024 07:50AM

I think a 5 or even 4wt is the most fun for those species. 5wt can still throw bass poppers easily.

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Re: What weight fly rod?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 08, 2024 08:08AM

I would steer you towards an 8-1/2 footer in a 5 or 6-weight. Only difficulty will be finding an 8-1/2 footer. The 9-footers are the most popular but your fishing partner may find the 8-1/2 footer easy to use over a full day.

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Re: What weight fly rod?
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: July 08, 2024 10:27AM

I'd go 5 wt. Not sure if NFC July 4 deals are now over, but they were ridiculous and hard to pass up.

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