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Is a TFO 5wt to small to throw streamers with? kind of just need to some advice on what you guys use done in this area to throw articulated streamers later in the year when the big brown start to run. I have heard that 5wt is big enough and Then I have heard to have at least 8wt. Thanks for the help and input.

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I use a 7wt TFO.... Year around on Taneycomo...

I do throw big streamers and articulated all the time... Ive also tossed around a few hoppers on it...

Im not much into the midge/scud fishing (unless its at night in high water)

so most of the time Im throwing a piece of meat.... I really enjoy tossing sculpins during the day..

I would have to say any 6wt of 7wt would be good for taneycomo....

8wt I do have one but it wears out your arm to quickly....

Leonard

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If you are looking for a rod exclusively for throwing streamers.....I totally agree with Leonard, 7wt all the way. Leave your 5wt for nymphing and small (tiny) streamers...if you are throwing "big boy flies" get a "big boy rod." :goodjob:

We are throwing a TON of bigger streamers on the North Fork of the White right now and I am recommending my fisherman bring a 7wt if at all possible.

Brian

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Lat trip to NF of W tried my Sage Largemouth Bass rod with some articulated streamers it handle them nicely, so perhaps it will become my streamer rod! :ouch...it-hurts:

"God gave fishermen expectancy, so they would never tire of throwing out a line"

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Lat trip to NF of W tried my Sage Largemouth Bass rod with some articulated streamers it handle them nicely, so perhaps it will become my streamer rod! :ouch...it-hurts:

Is that one of those shorter grain-weighted rods Snowfly? I am yet to cast them with a fly on but have lawn casted them and they are cannons! In all honesty, how do they handle articulated stuff? That is kind of their bread and butter, quickly turning over heavy flies.....

Brian

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I'm using my 8ft 4wt for articulated bugs. Not too bad, just have to adjust how you cast. My friend uses a SLOW 3wt for throwing his, and can cast it better than I can. Roll casting is a bit of a problem, though...

Rob

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Usually use a 6-9wt...just depends on the size of the fly, distance, and the fish...usually a 6-7wt for most trout sized streamers on a floating line...8-9wt with a sinking line. Cheers.

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