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Thread: 10' 5WT Rods ?

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    With those pills your 10' 6wt could double up as an 11'6'' 9wt

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    I've used both 10' 5wts and 9' 5wts at Sterkfontein and the Vaal....and i definitely prefer the 9' rod. The 10 footer has it's place, in certain circumstances, but the 9' is better in a lot of ways and more versatile.

    SLN or Czech nymph the whole day with a 10' rod and your fore-arm looks like Popeye's, or a serious motocross rider with arm-pump! Even Dean Riphagen admits that he prefers a 9' rod too, having used both in the Vaal (Z-Axis rods)

    You are going to be on the river the whole day...doing a bit of SLN'ing, maybe cast a dry fly, and doing a bit of NZ-style nymphing too. The 9' rod does all that no problem...but the 10' rod can become a dog to use in all aspects. With a 9' rod you can change fishing styles at anytime, and not think "geez wish I had my 9' rod for this situation".

    And at Sterkfontein all you need is a 9' rod, if you can string together a decent cast. And if you can't...the 10' rod will be even worse anyway...

    So why buy a 10' rod, when you can rather buy another decent 9' rod, and have 2 or three good ones.

    In other words...if you think you're going to catch more fish with a 10' rod, think again...it's the tecnique and the experience of the angler anyway.

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    Specifically for CZn'ing on the Vaal I prefer my 10' 5wt customised T and T for the ultra-short-lining as I find I have more control, and as I'm lobbing not casting my arm doesn't get tired. I agree for distance casting it doesn't make so much difference at all and a 9' is more comfortable over a day

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    Another important point to consider is how many fly fisherman do you know with only one rod? One of them may aswell be a 10ft for lobbing bombs
    Check your knots!

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    Oh blah

    10' cast a dream, long line, short line, high sticking, swing, CZN, casting bombs over long distances.

    Whatever, I love my 10'. It casts like a dream, presents tiny dries on 16' leaders beautifully, has enough backbone to horse a submarine around, gives me the extra reach I want for CZN or SLN and at the end of the day it's not about the tool it's about the user's ability to use the tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post

    Whatever, I love my 10". It ***** like a dream, presents tiny d**** in 16 year old ***** beautifully, has enough backbone to horse a ***** around, gives me the extra reach I want for **** or **** and at the end of the day it's not about the tool it's about the user's ability to use the tool.
    Eish bro, thats a bit TMI, and I reckon your ruler is broken !

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    Rulers and Scales might be incorrectly calibrated that's why I prefer to stick to measuring audibly on the OhMy***-O-Meter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe View Post
    Rulers and Scales might be incorrectly calibrated that's why I prefer to stick to measuring audibly on the OhMy***-O-Meter
    Sure you're not sticking it in the wrong hole ?

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