Released to spawn
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Scotland, BC, Norway, Russia - anywhere with fish!
If you're casting a size 16 to 24 BWO at 'sipping' 15" trout, then a 75 grain line and 2 to 3 lb tippet may be appropriate....
If you're wishing to fish with a size 8 to 4 streamer @ the same trout, then your line weight would probably have to raise some, and if you want to fish 3-4" "bunnies" you will need to step up even further....
There's always a dilemma when you are trying to target certain fish/size of fish...what if the water holds other species, in other sizes; what if, when you're targeting those 15" trout your offering gets sipped in by a 15 - 20lb+ feisty steelhead, or a 20 to 25lb chum or chinook,..... how's your 2 wt trout setup gonna manage that?
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