Fly fishing with lighter rods makes sense only if the conditions are right. In recent years, each of us has purchased a lighter rod for smaller creeks. In this episode, we relay pluses and minuses of fly fishing with lighter rods.
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5 Replies to “Episode 259: Fly Fishing with Lighter Rods”
So glad to have you back! I have really missed your podcasts.
I usually listen to your podcasts on my iPhone using their podcast platform, but the current episodes are not showing up there – the last one I see is 256 – One Fine Day on the East Gallatin. Are you not using this platform anymore?
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We’re having a bit of an issue right now with our podcast feed. It should get resolved in the next 24 hours. I am so sorry about that!
This is great. Have really missed your show. Please keep them coming.
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Great podcast on light rods. Whenever there is an opportunity to be on a tiny stream — under ten feet wide — I use a 2-weight.
Like many things in life, rod selection is an exercise in compromise. When fishing smaller water out west, a situation I often face is being on a 3-weight stream in a 6-weight wind. The usual compromise is a 4-weight. A Scott 4-weight 9-foot has been my go-to dry fly rod in Montana on recent trips. (I just ordered a 4-weight from Montana Brothers Rodworks. Brothers Doug & Dan let me cast an early prototype and it was a sweet rod.)
Between newer materials, improved designs, and the trend towards faster actions, they say that 4-weight is the new 5-weight.
Great to have you two back in the podcast world.
Steve in Indiana
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