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    Question Fast action or slow action Fly Rod?

    Ok, What type of Fly Rod do you all prefer? A soft slower rod or a stiffer faster action rod?

    Ok, I know it depends on the size of the fish and the stream or river. But what is your favorite Rod to cast?

    I like the stiffer rod that I have Orvis Tip Flex 9.5 It will really shoot the line!!!

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    Re: Fast action or slow action Fly Rod?

    I definitely prefer the fast action rod as well Rock. Shoots the line!

    -Rich

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    Re: Fast action or slow action Fly Rod?

    I prefer a fast action. I think it helps compensate for me being a mediocre caster.

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    Re: Fast action or slow action Fly Rod?

    I got my first fly rod last summer. Before getting one, a friend gave me a lesson on his slow action 5-wt rod. I didn't like that the rod seemed to jiggle and bounce. I don't know if that was the specific rod I was using (cheap or old and poorly maintained) or if that is normal for slow action rods. That said, I tried casting a few slower action bamboo rods at the DCFF expo a few weeks ago that didn't have that jiggly feel. I got a 6-wt fast action rod that's felt great catching dozens of panfish so far.

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    Re: Fast action or slow action Fly Rod?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim_T View Post
    I prefer a fast action. I think it helps compensate for me being a mediocre caster.
    What you trying to say Tim!..............................

    -Rich

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