Second fly rod

TherealFelix18

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a 9' #5 is a heavy rod for small rivers. OK for small still waters, but so is the 8'6" #4.
I just think you have more bases covered with a bigger gap between sizes than just 2 line sizes. For small fly imitative fishing the lighter rod will be perfect, river or lake, even BIG lakes and you have the #7 for anything with bigger flies or longer range. Way more versatile methinks. Or just get a 9' #5 AND a 7'6"#3 😂😂
Yeah I'll have to consider the 4 weight. Although it is tempting to think about getting a #5 and #3 like you say haha.
 

Tangled

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Before you know it, you'll have a 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7. And lines and reels to match.

It's mostly marketing you know...
 

Vintage Badger

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Before you know it, you'll have a 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7. And lines and reels to match.
Then you can spend another few £100 and several weeks of trial and error finding the right weight and profile lines to actually suit and get the best out of all those new rods! ;)
 

Tangled

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Then you'll have forgotten which reel has which line on it and probably be using a #6 on your #4 rod and thinking how good it feels.
 

TherealFelix18

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Afraid the Friendly Fisherman closed a couple of years ago as did the Orvis store in Tenterden. There is however a nice shop at Coltsford Mill.
Ah that's a shame. Hopefully I'll still bump into Andy on the water some day.

Is the tackle shop at Coltsford Mill on the fishery there?
 
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