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    Is there a style of rod that would work WELL for both? Length, action, and line wt? If not, what do you like for rainbows? Thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboehm View Post
    Is there a style of rod that would work WELL for both? Length, action, and line wt? If not, what do you like for rainbows? Thanks for the input.
    Can do both on a 7, but it's not optimal for reds in fast water.

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    Are you talking about a fly rod, spinning rod, or baitcaster?

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    I have a 7' baitcaster with 50# powerpro and it's a ball for Reds in the Russian. It is just enough to get them in when they're in fast water but it does the job.

    As far as Rainbows you could whip some #4 spinners out there without feeling to light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    Are you talking about a fly rod, spinning rod, or baitcaster?

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    really spinner and baitcaster, but how would that differ concerning Length, action, and line wt?
    Last edited by tboehm; 05-10-2010 at 06:15. Reason: thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboehm View Post
    really spinner and baitcaster, but how would that differ concerning Length, action, and line wt?
    Granite it's not that important but it's still a concern. My baitcaster setup

    is drastically different for Kings than Cutthroat trout. Not to mention this

    is in the freshwater section when there is a "Fly-Fishing" section..

    Length- 6'6" Medium action Rod
    Line wt- 8-10 mono Spin, 30lb braided for baitcaster
    I Wish i could change my name to Shimano, because i recently started hating Ambassdor Abu_Garcia.

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    I'd suggest a light to med steelhead rod. Lamiglas G1000 or certified pro would be my choice. A 6-12 lb rated rod should be a good comprimise. Personally, I like the longer rod lengths better. 8' on up to 10'

    If you're in a combat zone, or a big fast river, then I'd up the ante as well, 10-20 lb range.
    Nice Marmot.

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