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05-03-2006, 01:13 PM
What is everybody's favorite streamer rod? I am thinking of buying a rod specifically for streamer fishing.
05-03-2006, 01:35 PM
a 9' 6wt. is kind of the going route for streamer setups. A 5 wt. will work fine too, but 9' is probably better then an 8'6".
05-03-2006, 02:06 PM
9' 6wt if your planning on fishing trout with larger streamers and full sinking line. I built a rod strickly for jerk stripping streamers. It's buikt on a Fly Logic blank that handles the full sinker perfectly. You want something fast enough to handle a big fly and cut through the wind, yet not overly fast.
I had a chance to cast a 9' 6 weight Thomas & Thomas Horizon II and will be purchasing one very soon for that application. I own the 9' 5 weight Horizon II and use it for small streamers and Indi fishing it works like a dream with Rio Grand fly line on it.
05-03-2006, 02:44 PM
I use a 9' temple fork 8wt. This rod is great for getting big streamers out there. at first I thought it would be way too heavy, but I really can't tell much of a difference between this and my other rods. Plus it can be used for steelhead, salmon, and saltwater. I fish with a guide (jerk-stripping streamers) who used it once and went out and bought one for himself.
05-03-2006, 03:09 PM
9ft 6wt is the way to go. Try a Sage XP or a G loomis GL3. They're great fast sticks. Stick with 200 grain or heavier sink tips too
05-03-2006, 03:28 PM
Sage XP 9ft 6 wt + 200 or 300gr Rio DC full sink = 1 helluva rig :cool:
05-03-2006, 04:57 PM
Xi2 6 or 7wt. if you want something in that price range is perfect with sink tips. XP is nice as are some of the TFO rods, Everyone has their favorites though, theres lots of great rods out there.
05-03-2006, 08:42 PM
9 foot 6 weight Sage XP with 200 grain SA streamer express line. The outfit works well in a number of situations from smaller shallower streams to larger water like below Mio on the Au Sable. You could even bump up to a 7 weight if you mainly fish larger water where distance and wind can be more of a factor but I wouldn't go lighter than a 6 weight. Those larger streamers can really give a rod a workout.
05-04-2006, 09:57 AM
I'll cast my vote for the 9' 6WT Sage XP, a little clunky on the truly LARGE Streamers, but handles them quite well and doesn't take away from the fun of the battle like a heavier rod does. (The battle being the best part right?) Put a 200 or 250 grain head on it and go to town!
Did I mention that we can get that right out to you!?! :D That's what I use and I love it!!!!!
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