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These rods are incredibly light. They could be used for trout in local lakes and it would be a blast. You could probably get away with one on the skagit aswell, as the fish are pretty small there. Any other flow your pushing your luck and most likely stressing out any fish that you hook.

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I'll put it to ya this way. With the price of rods these days I wouldn't waste my money on one of these weight rods.

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I know a guy who has a 000 and can cast circles around me with weighted patterns. It's amazing how well they cast if the operator knows what they're doing. Nates is right though... the 5-600 bills you'll pay for one makes it a pretty big sacrifice. It does make catching those fish under 12" quite a bit of fun though. I have a 2wt. that is already pretty soft... don't know that I need to go lighter but they are an option for around here.
 

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I've cast down to 00wt rods, I really don't think there is a need to go that low, unless you can fford to have a rod just for creek fishing. I fish a 3wt and it's plenty fun and allows me to cast most flies and still zing out 70ft if needed. I would say that anything less is for small stream fishing only, I don' think I would go lower for most lakes.

Keep in mind though, in 4wt and under, there can be a huge difference in the abilities from one maker/model to the next. and line can play a huge difference. Th difference between a Sage LL rod versus a Scott G2 in the same weight is crazy.I would say for local trout/course fish fishing a 3-4wt is just fine. The action is a personal preference.
 
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