Chris W, When I started fly fishing, I started with a 6wt rod. It was good for everything I fished for. I fished small lime stone streams and wide open rivers... You made a very good choice for getting into fly fishing.
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"Because by the Grace of God I can, be on a beautiful mountain stream with a friend , have the water boil from a 12" Native Brookie taking a self tyed dry,and feel it on the end of my cane... It don't get no better than that..."