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Gear Review

3 5

Not for me

  • Gender: Male

I bought a 9' 5wt and tried to like it, but it just didn't work out for me. I was looking for a "do it all" rod, but this rod was just too stiff to do any casting at 30 feet or under and feel the rod at all, even with a line a half weight heavier. Most of the fishing I do is on a mid-size stream with mid sized to smaller flies, so this was problematic. In all fairness, my skill level is still novice when it comes to casting, so this might be a decent option if you're a more advanced angler that likes a fast rod. Also, if you're casting greater distances or fishing with heavier streamers, this rod has potential. Not so much if you only have to throw a dry fly 20-30 feet for the type of fishing you do. There are a lot of people out there that love this rod, just didn't work out for me.