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7/13/18 @ 4:31 PM
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danali2003
danali2003
USER since 11/16/10

can i get away with a 5 wt for the Wisconsin below point but above plover?

smallies, can throw lighter poppers or clousers

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7/30/18 @ 7:34 AM
Flyrod Man
Flyrod Man
USER since 8/13/09

5 wgt is fine don't horse them in. landed a 5.5 lm bass on my 4 wgt-7 ft-of course he wasan't in weeds

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7/15/18 @ 4:12 PM
fetch-um-up
fetch-um-up
USER since 2/19/06

Old 5wt bamboo worked in Canada last month!  Just can't throw big deer hair top waters..       

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7/14/18 @ 5:42 PM
danali2003
danali2003
USER since 11/16/10

will end up packing my steelhead rods just in case

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7/14/18 @ 12:58 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

Nobody knows their stuff like Rock River Tom. I will agree and say at least 6 weight for Wisconsin River smallies. I can get away with 5 weight for Largemouth and small stream smallie, but those big Wisconsin river smallie have a violent rush that snaps 5 weight. If the water is tea colored, you can get away with the 7 weight no problem. I like crayfish streamers as my best smallie fly

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7/14/18 @ 8:07 AM
RockRiverTom
RockRiverTom
USER since 4/27/02

You can do it, but you might get abused if you hook into anything 18" or better. I like a six or seven weight. I can still handle the occasional big fish, without having too much rod for smaller fish. Have fun, smallies are a blast on the long rod.

Edited on 7/14/18 8:07 AM
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