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Old 01-30-2011, 12:59 PM
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One rod to consider is Kerry's 9'5" wt.5 ( 4-5-6) . it is more of a 5/6 rod with incredible action and anther stronger tip. A perfect for a larger trout mid-size river. Hanadle wt.5 and 6 lines superbly and it pleasure to fight trout form 15" + and will take , without killing a fish mid-20" heavy wild rainbows.
A net scoop is 23" long. Kerry Burkheimer can modify the action a bit, and make a version with slightly firmer butt. Overall the rod when casting have tendency to flex toward the butt section and at the same time feels creeps and very firm.

For long distance I would go with DT wt.5 and short to medium with WF 6.

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