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FontagneFebruary 19th, 2009, 6:54 pm
Posts: 2Hello All,

I am looking to invest in a streamer rod and was wondering what weight to buy. I gather most people use a 7 or an 8, but which, or does it matter? I'd use it mostly for trout and bass, with a light sinking line. Is it just a matter of taste or is there a definite answer. Thanks so much, I appreciate any and all responses!
LittleJFebruary 19th, 2009, 7:47 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
it is def. a matter of taste, but match your rod to the quarry your after. the problem you run into is that a 7 is a bit heavy for most trout situations and 6 a bit light for bass. That being said I would pick a 7 if I could only choose one.
FontagneFebruary 21st, 2009, 12:19 pm
Posts: 2Thanks Little J,

I'm probably leaning towards a 7 weight. I have a good 5 weight and it's nowhere near stiff enough to throw the big streamers I want to so I'm thinking a 6 won't be sufficient either. Would an 8 weight just be overkill?
SandflyFebruary 22nd, 2009, 9:23 am
tioga co. pa.

Posts: 33
I have a 8 1/2 foot 6wt, thats good for streamers Mid to tip flex rod.I plan one using it to throw flies this yaer for walleyes, bass, and small wipers below some dams here..
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WbranchFebruary 23rd, 2009, 11:01 pm
York & Starlight PA

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I fish streamers frequently and there has seldom been a situation where my 9' #7 Gatti has not meet the challenge. Hwever if you plan to be throwing #1 - #3/0 streamers more often than the #10 - #2 flies you should really consider a fast 9' #8 otherwise you'll just knock yourself out trying to throw those larger flies with the #7.
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