Fishing forum > 9FT 6WT DragonFly Expedition FLY ROD CAPABILITIES ???

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FishFreak

What will it stand up to , as for size of fish etc, whats the worst that will happen to it will the rod break or the just the leader snap ??? i really want to take it to CHEHALIS and try it out but if its just gonna break as soon as i hook into something i dont want to bother with it
dwg

FishFreak,

Your not going to break it!! It's just going to tire out the fish if you want to release it. If it's a wild fish, you would tire it out so much, it would die after being released. Remember, a fly reel has no gearing multiplyers, so it's one to one instead of 1:5 or whatever.

Did you read Ben's Post:

"Fishfreak: It's too bad you couldn't pick up that set up from the Yak. Sounded like a great deal. Keep in mind however, that although it would have been an excellent set-up for the interior (I live there...), it is very difficult to get one set-up to cover you for rainbows, pinks, and especially steelies and cohos. A 6 weight will cover all your trout needs, and will be good for fish up to 8lbs or so. I have caught much bigger on my 6wt, but you have to play the sh*t out of them to land them, and this is hard on anadromous species, and is NOT condusive to catch and release. I have used my six weight for pinks, and it is okay for the smaller ones, but a couple of bigger brutes were tough to land. That was also at a river mouth where there was little (no) current, if they get into the current, you'd have a harder time yet. As for other salmon and steelies, you can do that on one rod, but you probably want a 9 weight. You will still have a tough time with fish over 15lbs in the current! Remember, some of these fish will die before they spawn if they're played too long, especially if they're hooked more than once. As for the reel, big fish will burn the drag off it, and the pin that holds the spool on will bend when you palm your reel very hard to hold back big fish. I'm not sure what the quality of the BFR (yak's sale) is like, but I thought my fenwick was decent quality before fishing at the mouth of the Adams in the fall, where along with some nice 'bows I was accidentaly hooking the odd sockeye, and even the odd spring. My reel didn't last the autumn. "

-d
The Yak

I concure... if you are going to use it forthose species of fish stick to a heavier weight rod. Regardless of the brand or precieved "toughness" any six weight would be done before long playing speices like that on a regular basis... Stick with trout on a six weight. I think a 9 weight would be a good all around Salmon/Steelie rod

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