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    Hi guys!!

    Any thoughts on the Greys GRXI+ 7'6ft #4 and 8ft 4wt? (Looking at the ones on the StreamX site and the manufacturer site.) This will be my multipurpose smaller to small stream rod and must be able to handle yellows, bass and trout. So must be able to cast 10# cone headed streamers to 20# dries.

    Thanx
    Cheers George
    Last edited by MR.GT; 23-07-12 at 11:16 AM.
    So tell me.... How Big's yours?

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    Phew, you want a lot out of a rod. I know nothing about the rod you mention, but Greys are not bad rods generally. They have had a few good ones, and a few bad ones, but one thing I can tell you, is that a 4wt might be a bit over cooking it if you want a small stream rod, and a little under cooked for yellowfish. Bass??? I can't tell you, as i dont target them . the 4wt will work for streams, but it's going to be uncomfortable when you need to do some of the stuff that small streams require. My reccommendation, is rather look at a 5wt for your yellows and bass, and go to a 3 or even a 2wt for the small streams.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Hi Andre. Thanx for the reply. Yeah I do need a lot out of a rod, but the bucks are always a bit tight(I'm selfish ) and I like the multipurpose approach. The yellows and bass in the stream are not big, fished for them growing up with art-lure tactics. Biggest ever to come out was a 1.5 bass and 1.34kg scaly. But they are predominantly winter fishing streams(summer rains create a mud bath) and the water is ridiculously clear and thin then so need something that will not leave me losing it after another 5-6x tippet parts from the 6wt.
    So tell me.... How Big's yours?

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    Andre

    I've been the whole route wrt rod weights on our streams, as you know. From 000 all the way up to 4 wt. I've found the most versatile rod weight to be 4wt and I use this 99% of the time. ZXL 8' 4wt. Can handle heavily weighted nymphs, big dry's, and also right down to 7x and size 32. Also copes well with a howling downstream Southeaster. My rod of choice for most SA trout streams.

    Each to his own I guess.

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    I hear you Neil. I have also fished a 4 wt quite a lot on the streams, but for certain things, like delicate dry fly presentation, it will work, but lighter is ideal.
    I was carefull to say that I thought it would be uncomfortable for some things... didnt write it off completely, but i dont believe a 4 wt is an ideal all rounder for our streams....my opinion. There are some situations where I use an 11 foot 5wt, but stream fishing can be quite specialised at times, and the more specialised you want to get, the more narrow the choice of equipment becomes.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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