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Nate12April 13th, 2020, 6:30 am
Posts: 3I’m looking at fly rods and am looking for a 5wt, but I found some sizing on a rod I want that is confusing. I found a 480 and a 590 sizing, are one of these the same as a 5 weight? Thanks.
AfishinadoApril 13th, 2020, 6:46 am
SE PA

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I believe the 480 rod designation represents a 4 weight 8.0 foot rod and the 590 is a 5 weight 9.0 foot rod.

For what type of fish and where are you planning to fish?

In general to start fly-fishing for trout, panfish and smaller bass a 5 weight 9 foot rod is close to ideal.

Nate12April 13th, 2020, 7:19 am
Posts: 3I’m fishing trout, and planning on getting a 5 weight. Thanks for the help

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