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Thread: 10'8" fly rod, 5wt?

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    Yeah Gael, I agree 100%. Some guys think they will cast further with a longer rod...not true. I've seen an instructor cast a full fly line out, using only the front section of a 9foot 2 piece rod, sitting on the ground!
    The fly didn't touch the ground once.

    When people hit the water or the ground on their forwad and back casts, they think a longer rod will help them. They rather need to get their casting skills up to scratch.

    I prefer a 9 footer for CZN as well.

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    I like a 10' for CZN ... IF IT IS LIGHT ENOUGH.

    I got myself the 5WT TFO 10' Professional Series for CZN and as it happened the rod was heavier than I expected, which is still fine for CZN though it's not AS reactive as my 5WT 8'6" Shimano Biocraft.

    I have found the action of the 10' to be GREAT for a long day of long lines on the Vaal or anywhere else, and the ease with which you can lob either tungsten control flies or tiny dries on 16' leaders on the other side of the spectrum is awesome.

    As I said, if I had the choice between a 10' and a 9' of the SAME weight for CZN, I'd choose the 10'.
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    What do you mean - reactive? More sensitive?
    Daryl Human

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    Yip.

    For CZN I like a super light, super stiff tip actioned rod.
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    This have become a hot topic,
    length, reach, weight etc.
    I have built a Sage 11" 6 weight for Czech nymhing.
    It was an absolute pleasure to fish with.
    It gave me extra reach and also help keep more line from the water.
    It was a bit heavier as well.
    Over the Christams season I fished with a Stealth Magnum 10".
    I have changed my style of fishing slightly over the last season or 2.
    Previously I had very little fly line on the water, the 11" Sage worked perfectly for that way of fishing.
    I know fish with more fly line on the water, using the tip of the fly line, that is heavily greased up, as the strike indicator. More in the style of Jiri Klima.
    Fishing this way, you don't need a longer rod.

    I have to say that there is defintily space for both rods and both styles in your fishing armourey.

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    It would be perfect for the Vaal For nymphing and more
    I have come not to teach, But to awaken - Meha Baba

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