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#12341561 - 07/15/17 08:06 PM 4 Wt Fun
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: Mansfield, TX
When we got our tax return back, the wife let me buy some more fly fishing gear. I was going to buy a 7 wt Orvis Recon outfit, but figured I could get a 4 wt Echo Carbon XL and a 7 wt Echo Ion with Lamson Liquid reels for a little less.

I've been fishing the 7 wt quite a bit hoping to catch a really big bass, but the best I could do was a couple of 16" fish.

I took the 4 wt out this morning. I caught these bass and some small bluegills on a #8 red and white popper.




Once the sun came up I switched to a #8 chartreuse/white closer and Cath this bluegill, a small bass, and some smaller bluegills.


The bass were really fun on the 4 wt.
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#12341570 - 07/15/17 08:10 PM Re: 4 Wt Fun [Re: j_hirn2]
Linecaster Offline
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Good job on the 4 weight always more fun on a lighter rod.
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#12341993 - 07/15/17 11:26 PM Re: 4 Wt Fun [Re: j_hirn2]
RonL Offline
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Nice catches !
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#12342448 - 07/16/17 11:49 AM Re: 4 Wt Fun [Re: j_hirn2]
J-Moe Offline
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Great stuff!!!! My 4 weight is by far my favorite rod. Looks like a nice setup.

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#12343132 - 07/16/17 06:51 PM Re: 4 Wt Fun [Re: j_hirn2]
Capt. Mac Offline
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You'll fish ten times more with the four weight than you will the seven weight, I'll bet. Good decision.
Some pretty fish you hit there.
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#12343527 - 07/16/17 10:16 PM Re: 4 Wt Fun [Re: j_hirn2]
Gamblingman Offline
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I love fishing with my 4wt too.
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#12344932 - 07/17/17 08:19 PM Re: 4 Wt Fun [Re: Linecaster]
j_hirn2 Offline
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Thanks Linecaster. Most of the ponds I fish the bass are mostly of a size where a 4 wt is plenty of rod.
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#12344936 - 07/17/17 08:21 PM Re: 4 Wt Fun [Re: RonL]
j_hirn2 Offline
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Thanks Ron. Are you getting any chances to fish out your way?
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#12344964 - 07/17/17 08:29 PM Re: 4 Wt Fun [Re: J-Moe]
j_hirn2 Offline
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Thanks J-Moe. Echo rods are made in China, but Tim Rajeff makes a pretty good product and they are pretty inexpensive.
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#12344975 - 07/17/17 08:32 PM Re: 4 Wt Fun [Re: Capt. Mac]
j_hirn2 Offline
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I can't cast the 4 wt as far as the 7, but most of the places I fish the fish are mostly close to the bank anyway so I will be fishing the 4 quite a bit Capt. Mac.
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