WHAT LINE RATED ROD SHOULD I USE?

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Advice -

Gen­er­ally speak­ing, hill trout are mod­est in size with a fish of a pound or so billed as a de­cent fish. Of course, the odd spec­i­men turns up that will per­haps go 2lb, but on the whole, we can expect fish to av­er­age 10-12oz. Go­ing at them with your stan­dard 7wt or 8wt reser­voir out­fit will leave you feel­ing over-gunned. Far bet­ter is a 5wt, or at most 6wt rod of some 9 to 9.5 feet in length. Ad­mit­tedly a 5wt doesn’t pos­sess the same au­thor­ity as a 7wt in breezy con­di­tions, but for sheer feel and pre­sen­ta­tion, you won’t be left want­ing.

Trout of a pound or so are highly prized in el­e­vated ar­eas.

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