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Thread: All-around rod for lower American

  1. #11
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    You have gotten sound advice already.

    I would advocate for a 10' #7. It will handle shad, stripers, steelhead, LMB, Pyramid Lake, and can be cast overhand or single hand spey. It's not "too much" rod for the egg bite or streamer fishing, though it will take the fun out of it a bit on your average sized central valley RBT.

    If you want to learn spey, get a 12' #6 which will work for shad, most CA steelhead fishing, and even "heavy" trout spey. It will be easier to learn to cast with than a shorter switch rod.

    I wish I had learned sooner that it's more important to spend money on a diversity of lines than a diversity of rods.
    A 10' #7 with 3-4 line combinations will be a very versatile tool.

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    Only the high end rods will still be light and enjoyable in a 10' #7 fly rod and they only come in 4 piece now.

    Today you might find a light weight 10' #7 in an imported mid-priced rod......
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  3. #13
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    My walk and wade rod for the American is a Scott S3 9'6" 7wt with a Rio Versitip. Pretty much will do anything.

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    What Charlie said. Or, a 10’ 7 wt. At any rate, you’ve started down the odd numbered road. After 45 years flinging flies, I’ve got 30+ rods in the rafters, at least 25 are single hand and one is a 6 wt. The rest are all various odd weights. And frankly, there is so much overlap any more, in lines as well as rods, that the fish able combinations are almost limitless, and I think most of the lines are pretty blurred. Any decent rod will cast a range of grain windows.

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