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    Re: 5wt for bass

    Quote Originally Posted by NORCAL6 View Post
    When fly fishing for Bluegills with a 1 WT, I regularly catch small bass (less than 3 lbs) and have no problem landing them.
    With a 1 wt? I'm very impressed that you can bring those small bass in with that. Pretty cool.

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    Re: 5wt for bass

    When fly fishing for Bluegills with a 1 WT, I regularly catch small bass (less than 3 lbs) and have no problem landing them.

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    Re: 5wt for bass

    Rod/Line size depends on the size and weight of the "Object" that is being offered along with the
    weather conditions and size of prey that you are trying to put a hook into.

    A 5 weight is a great size for larger fish and heavy winds that may be encountered but for most small ponds or cheeks
    a 4 weight on a calm day will usually "Carry the Mail" quite well for the average fly caster.

    You will have "Break offs" with leaders that are too light but I prefer this if weed/limb find my hooks, than too much
    pressure that is applied on my rod, that may break it !!

    It also helps to know what lurks in your waters.............
    Hooking into a very large Channel Catfish can be a good or bad thing !!

    Tight lines.

    Ps;
    a fellow member posted this picture, that you might like.
    Enjoy
    Last edited by Mr Ed; 01-22-2020 at 11:26 AM.

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    Re: 5wt for bass

    I use a 5wt fly rod when I fish for bass. Where are you fishing? It might be near me.

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    Re: 5wt for bass

    Flyrod size choice should be determined by the fly you're throwing*

    *unless you're in a unique situation with really big fish and are are a really good caster and the fish aren't scared of a noisy presentation

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    Re: 5wt for bass

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyKayakGuy View Post
    Is a 5wt too light for bass? Where I fish, they average no more than 1lb.
    good call...a 5 wt is perfect, as for the smaller bass, under 2 pounds, I prefer my 4 wt when is a boat, but a 5 from shore.

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    5wt for bass

    Is a 5wt too light for bass? Where I fish, they average no more than 1lb.

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