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  1. Default switch rod size question

    Hello, new poster here,I am getting ready to purchase a switch rod kit and and not positive about sizing compared to standard fly rod's etc...

    I have been looking at a 10' 8" rainshadow switch rod( from JStockard), to be used primarily for salmon/ steelhead fishing also some light/medium saltwater...I thought an 8wt. would be a good choice, but after reading some other posts dont know which size matches up best...I have a 10' 6wt. TFO w/ butt that would be the next size down from what I want to make...I need something I can cast a bit further and able to handle some bigger fish... I will be rivermouth fishing while wading and also from boat...also what reel weight & line to match...

    BTW....I looked at most of the companys above ...what a wealth of info and products!

    thanks very much for any advice...t
    Last edited by silvertip8k; 02-19-2012 at 04:55 PM.

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