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meca_357

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Fly rod
« on: September 13, 2005, 06:56:50 PM »

Well yesterday i managed to hook  my first salmon on the fly it was awesome, great feeling   ;D.. anyways i have a 6 wt and it was pretty stressed out and i was more worried about the rod than fighting the fish... so my question is for salmon what fly rod would u recommend (im thinking 8wt?) and if u can give me a generalized price for a cheap set up real and rod combo for beginner so nothing too fancy but that will last me a while, cus i really wanna get out this weekend and hopefully  chuck more feathers... thnx for the help.. cheers
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Re: Fly rod
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2005, 06:59:23 PM »

6wt is fine for pinks but for coho and chum an 8wt is ideal.
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Re: Fly rod
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2005, 07:18:48 PM »

It really depends on your target species. If you're targeting chums I would go with an 8 wt.
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Re: Fly rod
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2005, 07:25:43 PM »

Well  i want one for coho pinks and chum and maybe some steelhead.. so thats why im guessing an 8 wt should be fine?  ???...
what about prices?
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Re: Fly rod
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2005, 07:30:13 PM »

Best to check out your local tackle shop. I've read that Temple Forks are decent rods which won't put you into the poor house.
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Re: Fly rod
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2005, 08:56:20 PM »

Got a Dragonfly for X-mas last year (it's a 5wt) a littel light for what you may need but a good rod to case with. Just over a $100.
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Re: Fly rod
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2005, 10:30:15 PM »

An 8w is a good all around for Salmon & Steel. Make sure it has good backbone, you probably want a solid fast action. Dragons are often the best bang for your buck, but some time you can luck out on a sale. Call Randy at Hatch Match'r and ask him what he has on special. If you want to targe Spring along with the other Salmon types I suggest you move up to a 9W. Your 6w is fine for pinks.
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