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Old 07-11-2006, 09:15 PM
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Rods with less pieces generally cast a little better, but most people apreciate the convienience of a 4pc. pc rods from a good mfg will cast great.

I think that a 9' 5wt is about the perfect all around western trout rod.

Go to your local shop and check out a bunch of out fits. Cast the different rods and buy local. You will save little by shopping online, and the services provided by a good shop are well worth what difference there might be.

Finally, I recomend the Sage XP with a Ross Cimeron reel and Scientific Anglers Mastery Trout line. That should be a pretty good set up for about 800 bucks.

Maybe get a 100 dollar reel and a 50 dollar casting lesson.
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