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Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Clark Fork, Missouri, Clearwater, Central PA springs, Lycoming Creek is home.
With that length rod, for floating stuff I'd try the 5ft or 7.5ft floating tip and similar with the sinking tips. Ideally the 5ft, but might depend on your casting stroke. The Micro tips should work well. For floating, you can either use a normal trout leader of your choice, or a poly. I like the shorter intermediate poly for soft hackles and wets near the surface. Off the tip, I just run 18-40" of Ultragreen. I've been using the 10lb through 5lb, depending on fly size. You shouldn't have much problem hitting 40 feet and further once you dial it in, which is plenty for most stream trout angling.
I don't use the heavy tips too much. I probably use the OPST Run tips for 80 percent of my fishing.
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