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A 9'6" #6 rod with 5wt line is even better for res fishing in windy conditions IMO.
Really?

What are the benefits?
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What are the benefits?
By underlining, it is supposedly easier to cast longer distances by increasing the amount of line you can carry in the air during a false cast, of course this depends on your casting ability. Line speed is increased - making a full or mid flex 6wt rod for eg into a medium fast or fast action 5wt rod. So if you want to see what a FA rod is like, underline the rods you have to get the same effect.
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Agreed, but Steve Parton died in April 2013 and I am not aware that his family have resumed trading the Sparton brand name.
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Rod is/was in the forum rods for sale recently.Close friend had a 9ft 6wt custom build from Steve when he was here with us and for me it is a superb fly rod.

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whoa ok these are brands I have never heard of before ! or seen.

Fishing Conditions.

Might be moving to Melbourne Australia, which will be Bream, Flathead, Salmon trout, Salmon, trevally ( not the GT like in Northern Australia ) Garfish ( not the ones with teeth : and then Perch ( redfin ) and trout.

also possibly some tailor and yellow eye mullet.

Estuary and bay fishing with some still water freshwater fishing all from the bank.

I have my 3 weight for the small creeks and streams.
then the filler

Ill be checking out these other brands that you guys have brought up !
TFO fly rods have quite a following in Australia as opposed to UK.I was made aware of TFO by an Australian custom reel maker "Terry Hayden" back in 2006.Have to say he was absolutely right.Terry was then using the TiCR series himself for his SWFF.

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TFO fly rods have quite a following in Australia as opposed to UK.I was made aware of TFO by an Australian custom reel maker "Terry Hayden" back in 2006.Have to say he was absolutely right.Terry was then using the TiCR series himself for his SWFF.

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If i'm staying in Oz, I think I will definitely be checking this rod out for future.
they are quite affordable.

Right now I think I will go for a 7# weight rod for the fishing I said earlier in the forum.

TFO Mangrove Series looks really really appealing ! anyone used one ? tried one.

Sonik I was thinking the 9foot or 9#5/6 Sk4XTR and overlining it by 1 # to survive the windy days.

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Rod is/was in the forum rods for sale recently.Close friend had a 9ft 6wt custom build from Steve when he was here with us and for me it is a superb fly rod.

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Thanks but I need to purchase brand new, so I can avoid Australian customs problems when I enter Australia, There really strict.
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I would recommend a 9' #8 for what you are after in Australia and a decent sized reel to match with a capacity for at least 100m backing. Doesnt have to be a super fancy reel, just something with a half decent drag that can be rinsed off at the end of the day.

To deal with winds, beefy fish and the need to apply some decent side strain, you would want a 9' #8, anything less and you may struggle. There may be nice calm days when a lighter rod will suffice but, in general, calm days on the salt are relatively rare.

Australia! Jammy So-and-So!!



PS: dont go anywhere near a Tailor's teeth............bye bye fingers and/or copious bleeding or needing to decapitate the fish to force the jaws back open on your body parts.



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My go to rod is a 9ft 6in #7. I've found it to be very versatile over the years
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By underlining, it is supposedly easier to cast longer distances by increasing the amount of line you can carry in the air during a false cast, of course this depends on your casting ability. Line speed is increased - making a full or mid flex 6wt rod for eg into a medium fast or fast action 5wt rod. So if you want to see what a FA rod is like, underline the rods you have to get the same effect.
I think you maybe need to check your sources.
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By underlining, it is supposedly easier to cast longer distances by increasing the amount of line you can carry in the air during a false cast, of course this depends on your casting ability. Line speed is increased - making a full or mid flex 6wt rod for eg into a medium fast or fast action 5wt rod. So if you want to see what a FA rod is like, underline the rods you have to get the same effect.


Problem being that you may end up false-casting on the running line and wrecking the line far quicker than if using the correct line?

Better to Overline and punch the line............


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I think you maybe need to check your sources.
My sources are google and forums like this.
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