You should be fine either way, but...based on limited experience, but just the fact that only the second rainbow I caught on a spey rod on the Missouri in the fast water below the dam was about 21” and put almost too much bend in a 13’ 5wt - one that I’ve caught steelhead on with less effort - I’d say go for the 4 wt. You will not feel the difference much on the little guys and will appreciate the little bit extra on the MO.Hey guys, I’m looking to get a new trout Spey and was interested in the ACR NOVA 2. my home water is the Missouri River at present and I’m debating between the 3 wt and 4 wt. any thoughts?
I have the 4wt and its a fantastic rod. I've fished the MO a few times (not with that rod) and would fish the 4wt there with no regrets, it's definitely not too much. I got snapped off with a 6wt single hand the last time I was there. I still daydream about that big golden splash and then SNAP.Hey guys, I’m looking to get a new trout Spey and was interested in the ACR NOVA 2. my home water is the Missouri River at present and I’m debating between the 3 wt and 4 wt. any thoughts?
I've had my eye out for a nice, trouty 5wt for our area. Let me know if you come across something.Stravic, going with a 3 or 4 wt. would be fine if ur throwing light soft hackles but if u want a good all around stick, think about a 5wt. Something in a 350 grain neighborhood is wut I use over here in the Missoula valley and never feel over or under gunned-Nate