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    Default 4# Outfit Suggestions groot asb????

    Hi All

    I've got some krismis bonus money that is just screaming too be exchanged for tackle. Want to buy a 4# outfit mainly for stillwater trout fishing and maybe some river/stream fishing. Will the 4# be to heavy for streams??? That's when i eventually get the chance to go to one. I suppose a 3# will be a bit too light for stillwaters?

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a rod and reel please?? Looking to spend 3-4g's. If i can get away with something good for 2.5 that will also be fine.

    Thanks manne
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    My cousin fishes the WC streams with a 4wt Xplorer Classic.(He's a newby by the way, hence the entry level rod) Not sure what you guys would use up North
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    If you're fishing streams around PTA, a #4 will be ok - you may hook into a carp/barble or large LS/SS yellow.

    It offers more versatility as well ITO fishing streams/still waters.
    I've found that often you need to put out longer casts on still waters, and a #3 sometimes can't cope with the distance.

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    You can fish the streams with a 4# just fine. Its not ideal but you will catch fish. If your going to spend the majority of your time on still waters then definitely go with the 4#.
    Rather spend your money on Rod and line, get a cheapie reel as it's mainly there to store line.
    TFO make a 4# finesse series in that price bracket, worth a look. I'm sure the other guys ill be a bit more helpful.
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    Thanks guys so for the info so far.

    I'm more convinced about buying the 4# now. Dizzy you're right, the 4# will be better for a bit more distance which one need every once in a while. 4# it is then. Will probably spend more on he rod.

    Fish, your the second guy that refers me to the TFO, will def give it a cast and see.

    Thanks again
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    I'll throw a spanner in the works and say that my #4 rod is the most underutilised rod in my forest. Too heavy for the rivers I fish and too light to quickly subdue big stillwater fish.

    For stillwaters I'd go with a #5 and rivers a #3 or #2.

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    I have a 9# TiCrx and I love it. The after sales service (in my limited experience) is good. Chris raves about his 2# finesse, so I think the 4# will be a winner. Let us know how it goes.
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunF View Post
    For stillwaters I'd go with a #5 and rivers a #3 or #2.
    But if you had to choose 1?
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    He said he wants a rod mainly for stillwaters, so I'd go with the 5wt, and then buy another rod for the rivers at a later stage.

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    In fact, if anyone wants it, I'll sell my 4wt. Xplorer Guide series, with Xplorer Cassette reel and Rio Grande WF4 Floater. All used about 3 times. R1k onco.

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