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LippischOctober 1st, 2012, 11:29 am
West Tennessee

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Good morning. I currently have a 4wt and would like to acquire to Zenith series rod and was wondering since I already own a 4wt, would there be a big difference vs a 5wt? I am thinking that a 6wt may be a better choice since I already have a 4wt. Agree/Disagree? Thanks in advance for any help.
Kschaefer3October 1st, 2012, 3:58 pm
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
What species do you fish for? That will help determine appropriate rod weight.
PaulRobertsOctober 1st, 2012, 4:13 pm

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Here's a recent conversation on rod weights:
GldstrmSamOctober 1st, 2012, 4:17 pm
Fairbanks, Alaska

Posts: 212
Welcome Aboard Lippisch,

I see that you are in Tennessee so this probably won't be much help because this was for Alaska.

When I asked a friend about this subject he said that an 8wt was the best all round rod because even though it would be over for grayling and small trout it could handle most kings and everything in between.

There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus

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