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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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What Length and weight fly rod?

What length and weight fly rods are you guys using for Pa streams. Most of the streams in Pa are not that wide or big?
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A 9ft 5wt is a pretty standard, do all trout rod. If you're fishing small streams only maybe something shorter like a 7.5-8ft 3-4wt.

I have 3 rods.
1. 7ft 3wt which I use for small native brookie streams.
2. 8.5' 5wt which is my all purpose rod that I do probably 70% of my fishing with.
3. 10ft 6wt that I use on larger streams/rivers or for throwing streamers.

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Daytime rod for me - 8'6" 5wt.

Nighttime rod - 9' 8wt (for both tossing bigger flies, and for the bigger brutes that tend to show up at night).

But if you had to pick one rod, the 8'6" - 9' 5wt would cover most situations, and you could shoehorn it into situations where another rod might work better, but a rod in that length and weight would still be serviceable.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2017, 10:36 AM
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I use either my 10 3wt or my 10 2wt all of the time.
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I have a handful of rods that all serve a purpose. But if I had to choose just one rod to cover all trout fishing in PA, it would be my 9' 4wt.
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9' 4 wt works everywhere for me. 95% of the places I fish it's all roll casting anyway, very limited room to backcast like the wide open rivers out West.
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9' 7wt and 9' 9wt for throwing articulated streamers and once in awhile I'll get out the 6' 2wt on small brooky streams
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