I'm not a smart man, but I do have opinions *G*
Posted by Dr. Strangetrout on July 16, 1998 at 09:15:00:
In Reply to: Fly rod question for all you smart guys. posted by Hound on July 16, 1998 at 00:42:53:
> I fish most of the mountain streams (esp. small speck streams) with a 7' 2" or a 7' rod (2" make no difference I can tell, but for some reason, Orvis tacked on the extra digits). I like them, but would not go any shorter. Mostly, you will be dapping and roll casting and a longer rod is actually better suited for this. When you do have enough open room to cast, the short rod will be better as not to hang brush, trees, ect. I tried to get a happy medium and go with a 7' rod. Short enough not to hang up yet long enough to roll cast and dapp. I've fished a 6'6" 2/3wt before and was pleased, but just like the 7' rods better. Just personal prefrence.