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    Re: #5wt or #6wt for stream trout

    In your post you indicated Dry Flies and Nymphs on rivers up to the size of the Beaverkill. A 4 wt is perfect then.

    If you want to be able to fish large streamers than the 5 wt would be a little more versatile.

    I also have a 6 wt and only use it for fishing larger streamers or on big rivers when the wind is really blowing, other than that I never use it.

    The basic rule of thumb is that the size of the fly determines the line weight needed to cast it. For drys and nymphs the 6 would be overkill.


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    Re: #5wt or #6wt for stream trout

    I am a big 5wt proponent as I find it the most versitale for what I want to do. The only time I feel under gunned with a 5wt is when I'm trying to throw big streamers on the Delaware. That said I have 5wts ranging from 7.5 to 9', I have never felt over gunned in NJ whether it be on the Musky or a small wild trout stream.

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    Re: #5wt or #6wt for stream trout

    Quote Originally Posted by New Flysey View Post
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    I live in northern NJ and I want to fish all the rivers, ponds, etc. in the area, should I send it back to LL Bean and exchange it for a 9 foot 5 wt.?
    Thoughts?

    Thank you.
    you should keep the rod for salmon or saltwater fishing and contact LL Bean to send you an additional rod: 9' 4 wt.


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