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Posted 22 February 2016 - 03:43 AM
Posted 22 February 2016 - 05:22 AM
Thats easy. Bingham Ent SHX blank, Lemke reel seat, minima guides for single ft, or Snake brand universals for double foot.
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Posted 22 February 2016 - 07:16 PM
Sounds like a great combo. Other than I would move to a 6wt for warmwater fishing. I like the extra line weight to cast poppers.
If you are going for a 6wt, you might try a slightly slower action rod than the shx (or go with the 4wt shx and use a 5 or 6wt line on it). A Rainshadow RX6 blank might also do well.
The other components Ron mentioned are perfect.
Posted 23 February 2016 - 11:01 AM
Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:21 PM
If you felt that rod was too much, I would go with the 4wt. It has less to do with the fish and more to do with the flys. I cast size 6 weighted wooley buggers and to me a 4wt line is a bit light for that. It's doable but not enjoyable. Also, size 6 poppers be hard to turn over. If you really are after small fish (bluegill and small bass) the 4wt is OK.
10" bass hit size 4 poppers, but 3-pound bass will strike size 10 poppers. You are limiting how big of a fly you can toss, but if you don't mind that limitation, it's not a problem.
Posted 27 February 2016 - 02:49 PM
Pflueger has been around for as long as I can remember. I have one that is about 54 years old. I also have another Pflueger Supreme that is my favorite. FWIW, I have an Okuma that is for large capacity line/backing. However, if you loosen the star drag too much, it falls off.
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Posted 28 February 2016 - 11:55 AM
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