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Old 11-08-2000, 03:16 PM
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RE:Sage 6 wt?

I like a 5wt 8.5 ft because it's an all-around trout rod. The longer and faster are better for stillwater; shorter, slower and smaller for brookie streams.

6wt is light for pulling largemouth out of weeds, a touch heavy for stream work unless you're in the Deerfield or comparable sized river where a 7 is not out of the question.

That's been my experience over the years, granted not nearly as traveled as my steelhead or striper exploits.

I'm not much help, I know - but in my opinion a 4 or 5wt for all-round trout; and a 7 or 8wt for freshwater bass, pike, salmon is ideal, but the 6 will get you through it with most joy on big trout and small bass.
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