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Old 02-21-2003, 02:11 PM
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I have a feeling that a number of TFO proponents will chime in, but for the money I have found the Redington Wayfarer rods to perform very nicely. For stripers in the Northeast, I'd recommend a 9-wt. or 10-wt. rod., either of which in 9' length. I've always used a 9-wt., and it has allowed me to cast relatively large flies effectively on all but the windiest of days while still providing good sport for stripers, bluefish, weakfish, and whatever else I end up hooking into. Can't say I've ever had the pleasure of hooking into (or at least landing) a steelhead, but I've heard and read many accounts of their brute strength, so again I imagine that the 9-wt. would work well for them. Good luck!
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