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#1 Gnossos

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:37 PM

My cousin wants to take up fly fishing in the ponds around his golf course home in Florida.  Assuming he doesn't get on one of the occasional tarpon that find their way in after a big rain and sticks to resident largemouth up to maybe 5 pounds, what weight rod should I make for him?

 

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#2 Goduster

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:18 AM

I would most likely use a 7wt


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#3 Infinity Rod Creations

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 04:26 PM

Any concerns about the large scale covered four legged green fish jumping out and turning the predator / prey tables?


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#4 Carl Z

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:52 PM

Those gators are probably less dangerous than those toothless guys you find up on the river sometimes.



#5 Gnossos

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

Gators are common but apparently move even slower than my 74 year old cousin.



#6 John T.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:50 PM

Actually, an alligator or crocodile can move faster in short distances than a thoroughbred race horse.  From: Death in the Silent Places or Maneaters- Peter Hathaway Capstick.  He brings out a lot of misconception of wildlife.  Read those two books- great reading.  As he states, in Africa, you are protein, like every other living thing.


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