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Old 03-14-2001, 12:28 PM
mitch mitch is offline
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#6 for SWFF

I've seen Salt Water fly rods in the 6 weight class (even a few in #5). What saltwater species is the target for these lighter rods?
Are the rod manufacturers looking at people who want a #6 in travel size to cover heavy fresh and light salt water applications?
Just wondering,
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Old 03-14-2001, 12:50 PM
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RE:#6 for SWFF

I know they fish surf perch in California a lot... can't be much fight to that although I heard they are fine table fare.

Searun cutts in the pacific northwest are perfect for a 6wt, although some I've caught gave a great fight on a Spey rod (over 20").

Ocean brown trout in some parts of northern Europe seemed well matched to 6wt rods - based on conversations with friends in Denmark, or Stein's beautiful seatrout posted a while back.

Doesn't seem very useful in the big Northeast SWFF scene, nor down in bonefish country although some areas have predominately small bones (and plenty of them) as opposed to the few educated monsters like down in the Keys.
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Old 03-16-2001, 10:39 PM
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RE:#6 for SWFF


I use a 6-wt setup for resident Coho Salmon, Searun Cutthroat Trout and juvenile King Salmon (aka Blackmouth) in the Pugent Sound region. All these fish are under 10lbs.

My T&T Horizon 906S-4 tops a Penn International 1.5G reel spooled with .031 running line to which is attached 30-feet of SA WF-9-F shooting head cut from a complete line.

When the big boys arrive, I switch to my 8-wt system.
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