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    Default 10 foot rod for Vaal

    Good morning
    I am looking for a 10 foot #6 rod specifically for nymphing .
    I see most big brand names present the 5 weight in 10 foot and there after the 6 weight decrease in length to the 9.6foot
    If going to the 11 foot then they become spey which I looked at but that for me is a overkill as I want a lighter rod than the double handle
    I find it difficult to find the 10 foot in the 6 weight
    So far there is the
    Stealth Infinity
    TFO BVK mmm also a 9,6 foot.
    If you go that few cm shorter then the market is wide. The other option would be to go for the 5 weight ?

    Any suggestions that will not break the bank
    Just one more cast.......... make it count ...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glans View Post
    Good morning
    I am looking for a 10 foot #6 rod specifically for nymphing .
    I see most big brand names present the 5 weight in 10 foot and there after the 6 weight decrease in length to the 9.6foot
    If going to the 11 foot then they become spey which I looked at but that for me is a overkill as I want a lighter rod than the double handle
    I find it difficult to find the 10 foot in the 6 weight
    So far there is the
    Stealth Infinity
    TFO BVK mmm also a 9,6 foot.
    If you go that few cm shorter then the market is wide. The other option would be to go for the 5 weight ?

    Any suggestions that will not break the bank
    Infinity, highly recommended.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Korrie
    I fished this rod and did not like it. It was as if it is to soft to control the fish or lack a bit of back bone.
    That's why I am looking at alternatives to this ...
    Just one more cast.......... make it count ...........

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    I remember Jiri Klima's words " South Africans like to do the fighting, let the rod do the work for you" Or something to that effect.
    (after seeing the SA fly fishers with their broomsticks)
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Also look at the Greys GR50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'ombre View Post
    Also look at the Greys GR50.
    Echo Shadow 2 10'6 4wt!
    Check out some of my FF pics - http://www.flickr.com/photos/30562135@N07/

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