4wt or 5wt help me spend money.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Danielocean, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Denny

    Denny Active Member

    A key phrase is "for the time being". You will eventually move out of these waters, and there is a reason why a 5 weight is considered by many to be the best all-around line weight for West coast trout fishing. It will cover more fishing situations than will your 4 weight, and will be a better tool in more circumstances. Also, there are line types (i.e. sinking, sink tip, etc.) available in 5 weight than the 4 weight. I have more than 5 each of four weights and five weight, and my 5 weight is the first stick I grab.

    In a nutshell, the 5 weight is more versatile, and is a great line weight for your first rod. You can (and will) build around it from there.

    There is a reason why the major rod companies, when introducing a new rod line, will typically offer the 5 weight and the 8 weight as the first line weight options. Think about it...
     
  2. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Well, what ever you hang on the rear end of that stick, I wish you good luck and tight lines.

    That said, and being a nosy old geezer, hostile and mean and lazy to boot, I would be interested to see what you put on it.
     
  3. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin


    I ended up getting the Sage 1800 reel, and have Rio Gold line on it.
     
  4. Steve Unwin

    Steve Unwin Active Member

    Yeah, but what color is it?
     
  5. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member


    Awe crapola. Now I am jealous.
     
  6. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin


    Your favorite color. Bright pink.
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    You know that all the rods I have bought and used, I never ever tried one of them out. They all sling line like they should and catch fish like they should.

    Did you all try out your wife before you decided on who to marry??
     
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  8. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  9. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Did you all try out your wife before you decided on who to marry??[/quote]

    Can you even do that?
     
  10. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    Uh?.... Yes, and that didn't work out either.
     
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  11. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    I tried out two of them before I married them. One worked out and one didn't.

    Win some, lose some.
     
  12. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

    Fun Trying!:)
     
  13. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    I am now shopping for a 6wt setup. LOL
     
  14. LD

    LD Active Member

    I have not fished your water but my two main trout rods are a 4wt and 6wt. A 4wt is a very versatile rod trout fishing.
     
  15. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    You got the 4?
    Bwahahahahahahaha...
    I personally have gravitated toward shorter rods. 8'6" is a great length, for graphite IMO. My best 4 is 7'6" but I aim at smaller water much of the time.
     
  16. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    So in the end i bought both. Redington xt 4wt and sage vantage 5wt
     
  17. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Gud thinkin. Join the crowd.
     
  18. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

    Never have enough rods. I would have dropped down to a 3wt to widen the gap of rod differentials, but then I tend to fish small water.

    Stew
     
  19. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Did i mention i bought an 8wt too. LoL three rods three reels three new lines
     
  20. John Weston

    John Weston Member

    yup, I'd go with the 4 at either 8'6 or 9
    Outlaw