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Old 01-02-2006, 07:47 AM
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Flexible rods...

Everything these days is all about fast action, but my favorite rod for trout fishing is my full flex 4 wt and I don't see myself ever going to a fast action. Am I alone here?

The progressive action of a full flex has several big advantages to me. First of all, I fish light tippets (for example, I got two 4 lb river smallmouths on 7X last summer). On a fast action I don't know if the tippet would have held, or if the knots would have held in that fine line.

The second reason I like the full flex rod is that you can load the rod very quickly and cast without really having to false cast much. This is a huge advantage in tight quarters and when you don't want to spook a trout by false casting over them.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:17 AM
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Moderate Action Rods

I agree I like the softer rods as well. They are much better for delicate presentations while dry fly fishing. They also throw a bigger loop which is nice for throwing tandem weighted nymph rigs. I do like a fast action rod for my sink tip and all streamer fishing though.

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Old 01-02-2006, 01:29 PM
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medium rods

im with you on that, medium action rods are my choice. with the sage vps-lt or LL way up there, still wanting to try a paradigm or LPS from thomas&thomas
also still looking to buy a Sp #7.

they just deliver the fly better, its also easier to rollcast.
easy to cast open loops, but also tight loops, and of course the rods bend deeper on the fish, which makes for good sport

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