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Old 10-31-2002, 10:57 PM
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Light Lines and Small Streams

I read about people fishing one and two weights on small creeks, and I don't get it. It seems that little wild fish like big flys like Wulfs and Humpys. I find that a one or two weight just doesn't have the mass to pull a bushy fly like that. Give me at least a four weight.
I usually don't over line my trout rods, but for small streams, when I might only have a few feet of line out of the tip, I like to go up a line. I like a 4wt on a 3wt rod. I like fiberglass and bamboo in these situations too. It seems as if the weight of the tip helps to load these soft rods.
A one or two weight rod might be good on a small stream...with a three or four weight line.
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