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    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    So, I’ve been seriously looking to go almost completely away from spin casting, and getting a second fly rod for fishing Walleyes, and Lake trout. Any suggestions on what weight rod I should use, or line and reel set up?

    #638093
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    Lake trout and walleye are pretty strong fish. I would guess a 7-8 wt would be good. for those species you are probably wanna use a full sinking line. Fly fishing for walleye isn’t very common at least that I know of, but there should be some good info out there on flies and techniques for targeting lake trout.

    #638094
    Nachoconqueso
    56 Posts

    Jig fur Wally.

    #638095
    mountainbikeak
    82 Posts

    I wouldn’t go to big on the rod.. The really big Lake trout are going to be deep, maybe too deep to reach with a fly… I normally use a 6 weight rod with a 7 weight sink tip or full sink line matching the sink rate with the area you’re fishing. It’s nice having a reel with good drag but they can be pretty spendy and really you can accomplish all your dragging needs by using your hand. I would get a large arbor though! I know walleye get big, we don’t have them up here in Ak so I can’t really speak on that. Kill it out there!

    #638096
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    Thanks for the input peeps…The fish I’m after are typically alot smaller than most MN lake fish. These are fish from smaller glacial lakes in the BWCA, and are fished from a canoe. Most of the Walleyes don’t get very big, but are perfect for dinner.

    Nacho, Fishing fer Walters by jiggin is the old fart style, and typically you won’t “old fart” it until you find the school.

    I completely agree on the depth of the Lakers… hence, they’ll have to be fished in the spring, and fall when the thermocline is not so deep.

    I got some great pointers from Jeff @ Spark. Not only do they make great binders, but their employees krush it on the streams.

    Happy fishing splitters! :thatrocks:

    #638097
    Nachoconqueso
    56 Posts

    Shit, I guess I’m an old fart. Jiggin and trolling down the Eagle River. And lots of labatts.

    #638098
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    QuesoPinkTaco…. aaaaaaaah river fishing.. yep.. we don’t river fish Walter Bangers up where I fish…. The only river is the Kawishwi River, and that’s more like a looooong fakkin’ lake w/ a weee bit of current.

    now bottom bouncin’ w/ a lindy rig and a cold hoppy brew, and some smoke in a canoe w/ a slight breeze… that’s some chill fishin :thumpsup:

    As you were Cpt. Labatts

    #638099
    Nachoconqueso
    56 Posts

    @SPLITRIPPIN wrote:

    QuesoPinkTaco…. aaaaaaaah river fishing.. yep.. we don’t river fish Walter Bangers up where I fish…. The only river is the Kawishwi River, and that’s more like a looooong fakkin’ lake w/ a weee bit of current.

    now bottom bouncin’ w/ a lindy rig and a cold hoppy brew, and some smoke in a canoe w/ a slight breeze… that’s some chill fishin :thumpsup:

    As you were Cpt. Labatts

    Fuck was thinking French River and Eagle Lake. Then I put them together lol. Too much smoke in the canoe for me tonight.

    #638100
    lifelinksplit
    282 Posts

    Ahh the kawishiwi. My one and only boundary waters trip we put on in the S. kawishiwi. Sadly I brought the fly rod but didnt bust it out . would’ve been fun to catch some pike on a fly, although jigging for them on boomers was pretty entertaining as well!! man i miss friday fish frys..mmm walleye :drool:

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