Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: West Michigan rivers
Some recommendations, Jim
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It would help to have more details about the waters you fish and the presentation you want to fish. Through various sources, from Cabelas to ebay and likely some others, all four sizes of this rod are available.
A 14' 9wt is widely considered the good "all-around". I would never suggest someone just starting go any bigger. However, if you're fishing smaller waters and/or more Skagit or underhand styled (hope I'm not going too fast here), the 13' 8/9 or 12'6" 7/8 might even be better. It really depends on the water and presentation.
I don't know your PA waters, but would happily take the 12'6" 7/8 with a Windcutter 9/10/11 tips line without the middle floating section on any smaller to medium stream and many larger ones in the midwest.
Last edited by Carl; 01-04-2005 at 09:49 PM.
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