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Join Date: Oct 2010
as long as you aren't swinging soft hacles on 6x, or fishing for east coast stocked trout a 5wt will not reduce the fun factor, just reduces the time it takes to land your fish. nothing bad about that. I fish a light 12'7 7wt on the Missouri most when fishing streamers. yes, there is the wind, but I also prefer a scandi (385gr) that will handle a decent size streamer. the same flies on a 4wt would require a Skagit. in the wind, a 4wt, even with a Skagit, would reduce the fun factor drastically. maybe even think about a 6wt.
insta-release not Insta-gram !!
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