View Poll Results: THE PERFECT ALL-ROUND SM YELLOWFISH ROD (answer more than ONE box)

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  • LENGTH: 9'

    24 35.82%
  • LENGTH: 9'6"

    10 14.93%
  • LENGTH: 10'

    33 49.25%
  • ACTION: fast

    26 38.81%
  • ACTION: medium

    30 44.78%
  • ACTION: slow

    2 2.99%
  • LINE WEIGHT: 4wt

    2 2.99%
  • LINE WEIGHT: 5wt

    38 56.72%
  • LINE WEIGHT: 6wt

    23 34.33%
  • OTHER (please specify below)

    0 0%
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Thread: The ideal sm yellowfish rod

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    Default The ideal sm yellowfish rod

    I would like input from the experts in here as to what you consider the PERFECT rod for general SM Yellowfish angling. It is something I know very little about and would value any input.

    Thanks
    Jasper
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    That is going to give you endless answers.Each person has his favourite outfit so let me tell you what i like to use.I use the explorer guide 9"6 rod,Rio grand line and a ross start reel.The rods extra length gives the reach while nymphing and is slightly wippier than other rods, but I find it gives a nice presentation at shorter distances.It is not a distance rod though.

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    Jasper
    For me the best on the market when comparing price versus performance is the (local brand sold by a company who is owned by david levene) 10" Magnun #5.
    After that my (english word for wisdom, or the name of a herb) XP 11" #6.

    The advantage of the (local company owned by david levene) is that it is a fantastic small still water rod as well.
    Last edited by Korrie; 27-11-08 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Deleting brand names. :)
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    Hi Jasper,

    U say general but I'd like to wiggle your view/mind a bit.

    Dry flies
    Nymphs
    Buggers

    For the above applications I would seriously not go heavier than a 6wt and lower than a 5wt.I fish a 10footer 5wt and I've found it to be adequite in fact perfect for all applications.

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    Please members, let's not make this a rod brand thing again.

    The only one from above where your 6wt might be a better choice is when u hook into other big specimen fishing buggers.

    I've landed 12lbers on my 5wt.The backbone of my Teeny stood the test with ease,sore arm but I managed just fine.

    Going lower than 5 is probably fine BUT,I'LL ONLY DO THIS WHEN FISHING DRIES TO 1KG JOBBIES.U HAVE TO BE 100% CERTAIN AND UNFORTUNATELY NOTHING IS.

    So, I stick with a 5wt.

    G
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 27-11-08 at 06:04 PM.

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    Gerrit .. let me re-word the poll ... if/when I go into the market .. what would be best specs as a general purpose/go-to rod for SMY?

    (and yes .. please no brand names .. or IT will start all over again!)
    I always wanted to be somebody,but now I realize I should have been more specific.
    Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. GBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    Gerrit .. let me re-word the poll ... if/when I go into the market .. what would be best specs as a general purpose/go-to rod for SMY?

    (and yes .. please no brand names .. or IT will start all over again!)
    Jasper,

    My expert opinion says 5wt 10ft.Choose your own brand,I have mine.

    G

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    6wt rod with lots of backbone, 9ft at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Jasper
    For me the best on the market when comparing price versus performance is the (local brand sold by a company who is owned by david levene) 10" Magnun #5.
    After that my (english word for wisdom, or the name of a herb) XP 11" #6.

    The advantage of the (local company owned by david levene) is that it is a fantastic small still water rod as well.
    HEHEHEHEHEHEHE!! ... good one Korrie!!
    I always wanted to be somebody,but now I realize I should have been more specific.
    Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. GBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    angling.
    As long as you have the "mielie pitte" or pap any rod will do.

    Net 'n grappie

    Also,when u short line or proper czn the extra foot(10ft rod) makes a difference.A whole 30.48cm to be exact.

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrit View Post
    Hi Jasper,

    U say general but I'd like to wiggle your view/mind a bit.

    Dry flies
    Nymphs
    Buggers

    For the above applications I would seriously not go heavier than a 6wt and lower than a 5wt.I fish a 10footer 5wt and I've found it to be adequite in fact perfect for all applications.

    Disclaimer
    Please members, let's not make this a rod brand thing again.

    The only one from above where ur 6wt might be a better choice is when u hook into other big specimen fishing buggers.

    I've landed 12lbers on my 5wt.The backbone of my Teeny stood the test with ease,sore arm but I managed just fine.

    Going lower than 5 is probably fine BUT,I'LL ONLY DO THIS WHEN FISHING DRIES TO 1KG JOBBIES.U HAVE TO BE 100% CERTAIN AND UNFORTUNATELY NOTHING IS.

    So I stick to a 5wt.

    G
    If you can only have one rod then I agree with Gerrit, well sort of. I'd take a 6# 10 footer simply because I catch bigger fish than him

    If you're purely after sm yellows in a more numbers orientated game then read Andre's posts about the lighter "mix of black and white" rods.

    If you're looking for a rod you can use for nymphing, casting dries and the odd pitcch at barbel and carp then the 10foot 6# that that lefty guys puts his name on are a winner. Fantastic service from the agents too. You might even be able to hookup a family discount
    Check your knots!

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