Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by DanielOcean, Jul 1, 2013.
Were getting pretty close to me ordering a Redington CT 8'6 4wt.
Alright its done. Just placed my order for Redington CT 864-4 89.99. Pretty excited.
Good choice; you'll be happy with it.
Gene, I think you must have a cartoon for every possible fishing occasion. You've got more cartoons than Kent has fly rods!
It's a bitch for you to make up your own mind, isn't it. Go with what you think you need. If you can't make up your mind. Just buy all three. If you are fishing small skinny water, go with the short rod.
I agree with Olive. Having used a 4wt on a few trips, I always find myself going back to my 5wt for "all around" trout fishing with nymphs, streamers and dries.
If dry fly is your game, I would suggest a 3wt CT.
And test as many as you can. Made that dumbass mistake before...
You guys are being overly generous with your time. I really do appreciate it. I ordered and purchased a nice stick for a great deal and look forward to heading out here in the next couple weeks. Now I need to get a reel and line. However, that will be the easy part.
CT is a great rod. Reel and line = easy? G.A.S. engaged!
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...
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.
I ended up getting the Sage 1800 reel, and have Rio Gold line on it.
Yeah, but what color is it?
Awe crapola. Now I am jealous.