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    Default First timer need rod advice

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    I mostly do saltwater fishing from a boat and need a new challenge. Also do the odd tiger trip and want to do
    a orange river trip within the next year. Mostly done spinning for tiger and snoek/yellowtail off the boat. Have a friend
    that has been catching a lot of snoek and lately a few yellowtail on fly. Intro done.

    The question. I want to get a rod I can use on some tiger trips and on the yellowfish trips but won't mind if I can
    use the same rod a few times to catch a snoek or yellowtail.

    My friend suggested a 6/7 wt for the yellowfish and tiger (Haven't gotten one over 3kg where we normally fish) and
    a 10 wt for the tail and snoek. Problem is I can't justify the cost of buying 2 outfits.

    I have been looking at either a Stealth infinity 7wt or Bomber 7/8wt. What other suggestions do you guys think
    will work in the same price class ?

    Thanks Rudolph

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulkcarrier View Post
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    I mostly do saltwater fishing from a boat and need a new challenge. Also do the odd tiger trip and want to do
    a orange river trip within the next year. Mostly done spinning for tiger and snoek/yellowtail off the boat. Have a friend
    that has been catching a lot of snoek and lately a few yellowtail on fly. Intro done.

    The question. I want to get a rod I can use on some tiger trips and on the yellowfish trips but won't mind if I can
    use the same rod a few times to catch a snoek or yellowtail.

    My friend suggested a 6/7 wt for the yellowfish and tiger (Haven't gotten one over 3kg where we normally fish) and
    a 10 wt for the tail and snoek. Problem is I can't justify the cost of buying 2 outfits.

    I have been looking at either a Stealth infinity 7wt or Bomber 7/8wt. What other suggestions do you guys think
    will work in the same price class ?

    Thanks Rudolph
    Difficult one. I think a 8wt is going to be a bit 'lig in die broek' for tail and a bit heavy for the freshwater species you intend targeting. Ideally you need two rods, but if I were you, I'd go for a powerful 7wt for your freshwater fishing and take my chances with the odd tail.
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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    I can already predict the score on the yellowtail though. 6 love to the cleaners with you!
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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    That's for sure.... easy to tell whose never caught a yellow tail on a fly rod before.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Shelton View Post
    I can already predict the score on the yellowtail though. 6 love to the cleaners with you!
    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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    OK not too worried about the yellowtail. Don't think I will be able to survive the yellow fever when they are boiling with a fly rod in my hand.

    More looking at yellowfish and tiger and having fun with the snoek. Prob will more often playing with the snoek than the yellowfish , but if it takes me 30 min to land also not too worried.

    My biggest target this year is my 100kg yellowfin on spinning.

    Normally fish 15-30lbs braid for yellowtail. Def possible if you aren't fishing between the kelp to land a tail on lighter outfits.

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    Hi Rudolph...I sent you a private message about a 10w stealth bomber im looking to offload...let me know if you interested
    stephen is wishing he was fishing location x right now.......



    Stephen Smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by swsmith View Post
    Hi Rudolph...I sent you a private message about a 10w stealth bomber im looking to offload...let me know if you interested
    Will let you know tomorrow . Going to try one tomorrow and see if this flyfishing is for me. Must say I enjoy all type of fishing, so I think I def will.

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