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Old 19-05-2017, 04:02 PM
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Default 10ft 7weight

I normally use my 9 #5 for my fishing but recently started going to a Stillwater where they have double figure fish .So looking for some recommendations for a bigger rod .quite like the look of greys gr50 10 ft 7 weight and only 115 too
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Old 19-05-2017, 04:20 PM
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I use a Sonik SK8 and can't complain it done me pretty well in the Lake district against strong winds.
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Old 19-05-2017, 05:00 PM
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I've landed double figure fish on a 10' #5 and lost much smaller fish breaking me on a 10' #7. Use whatever suits the conditions and flies you're fishing. I use the #7 with lures generally on an inter or sinking line and when I'm fishing nymphs I use a #5. I'd be as comfortable (or uncomfortable) landing a big fish on either!

My rods are all agilitys and I'm very happy with them. The guy I fish with has very expensive rods and the only difference I can see is he needs to overline by 1 or 2 line weights to cast and then reel seats are more luxuriously finished!
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I've landed double figure fish on a 10' #5 and lost much smaller fish breaking me on a 10' #7. Use whatever suits the conditions and flies you're fishing. I use the #7 with lures generally on an inter or sinking line and when I'm fishing nymphs I use a #5. I'd be as comfortable (or uncomfortable) landing a big fish on either!

My rods are all agilitys and I'm very happy with them. The guy I fish with has very expensive rods and the only difference I can see is he needs to overline by 1 or 2 line weights to cast and then reel seats are more luxuriously finished!
If he has to overline by one or two line weights then there is something wrong with his casting, not with the rod.

A decent #5 rod should be able to handle just about any trout anyone is likely to encounter in this country. The limiting factor is the person at the blunt end. If he can't handle the fish then it won't matter what line weight he uses.
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If he has to overline by one or two line weights then there is something wrong with his casting, not with the rod.

A decent #5 rod should be able to handle just about any trout anyone is likely to encounter in this country. The limiting factor is the person at the blunt end. If he can't handle the fish then it won't matter what line weight he uses.
I don't disagree with either statement Bob but the poker stiff rod certainly doesn't help with point 1.
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I got a 7we and lose alot of smaller fish with littel hooks cause its a stiff poker.
I got a.new 5wt and tested it on a local carp pond to a fish up to 15lb.
Only use the 7wt for bank fishing now.
Also buzzer fishing missing alot of bites with the 75wt changed to 55wt started hitting them all.
5Wt rules
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i went to Glengavel Reservoir this afternoon and usually take a fast 10'6 7/8wt if there's a wind, and a softer 9'6 6/7wt

after a day of casting my left shoulder (already dodgy after 3 big 'offs' on the bike) is killing me

with no wind today I took a Cortland 10' 4wt and a Barrio WF-4-F
such a very gentle presentation vs the WF8 -- and no aches

have we fallen into using 'too-high' rigs

BTW - i was still casting 30+ft line from the end of a 10' rod, with 9' leader ---
just like my 10'6 8wt..............

edit - didnt catch anything so cannot reply to the comment ''what if you'd hooked a 5lb''
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I don't disagree with either statement Bob but the poker stiff rod certainly doesn't help with point 1.
So, what rod is this? I like fast actioned rods as they suit my casting style.
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I use an 8'6" 5wt and the largest trout I have caught was just over 17lb from Rooksbury Mill when it was open.
I am now thinking of getting a longer rod but can't decide between a 9'6" 6wt or a 10' 7wt to fish bigger waters with the possibility of more than one fly.
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Rob,

The heaviest rod I've used this season is a 10' #6 and only occasionally at that. The bulk of my fishing is with a 10' #5. I only fish what you call larger waters, predominantly Farmoors 1 & 2. 75 trout in the last 5 visits and at least 95% of them on the #5 and teams of nymphs.

You don't have to use heavy rods to fish larger waters.
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