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Jewelz

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Rod length for a 5wt...
« on: June 19, 2012, 07:59:16 PM »

Why would one choose a 8-0 over a 8-6 over a 9-0 or vice versa?
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Re: Rod length for a 5wt...
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 08:03:04 PM »

Longer rod for rivers helps with mending the line to control fly drift .

shorter rod for boats because they are a bit easier to land a fish with

some say the 8'6" is the ideal length for a single hand rod , creates tight loops when casting etc.

there are probably many more theories out there .



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Re: Rod length for a 5wt...
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 08:14:51 PM »

You can cast longer distance with a longer rod then you can with a shorter rod. I prefer a longer rod when fishin chronies and any time I'm on a river that allows for a longer rod. All my fly rods 5 wt and up are 9ft.  and up. My 3 wt is 8'6 for fishing little streams that are crowded over with branches. Personally I just like fishing longer rods some might say that's too long for a 3wt. because you lose some finesse.
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Re: Rod length for a 5wt...
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 08:23:11 PM »

So longer = Easier mending & distance

Shorter = Finesse & Manageability
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Re: Rod length for a 5wt...
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 05:47:35 PM »

So longer = Easier mending & distance

Shorter = Finesse & Manageability

Basically all my rods are 9' except for one 10'. I mostly chironomid fish though so you need to find what suits your needs.
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Re: Rod length for a 5wt...
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 09:11:31 PM »

The longer the rod the more control you have-there may be a few conditions where a short rod is a advantage such as a busy area behind you-in this case you should be useing a spey cast method. I am usually fishing from a pontoon boat and I have always favored a longer rod-the longer the better. I used to have a 11ft.3in.#6-Sage till I sat on it. This was the best fly rod that I have ever fished. Just my thoughts.
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Re: Rod length for a 5wt...
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 09:49:49 PM »

I think 9' super versatile length that works for almost everything
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