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Post 10 Jan 2023, 21:43 • #1 
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Anyone own both or use both that can share their thoughts on these two and how they compare?


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Post 10 Jan 2023, 21:49 • #2 
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While I have specific experience with neither, Ill comment that the 6" between those two lengths make a big difference in how a rod performs. At 6'6", I feel that an angler is more or less relegated to the smallest of streams. A 7' rod is the shortest thing I would consider to be "versatile". Most would not consider a 7' rod to be versatile, but I live in a choked down area with lots of overhead cover.


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Post 11 Jan 2023, 11:07 • #3 
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I agree with BrookieBoy. I have two lamiglas honey 7ft. 3 weights. They are very sweet rods and pretty versatile. I don't have a 6'6" honey but I do have a 6'6" spring creek that is even slower action than the honey blanks. Super fun to hook fish with but much less versatile than the 7ft honeys in terms of fly size and comfortable casting distances.


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Post 11 Jan 2023, 20:16 • #4 
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I've got the whole 2 piece Lami series: 6.5', 7', 7.5', and 8'. The rod speed increases with length with the 6.5' being slow and the 8' being medium.

The 6.5' and 7' are very different. The 6.5' is a blast on small brook trout streams throwing small dries, but that is about all it can handle. The 7' can handle some wind, small nymph rigs, even a small bugger. It is a real sweet dry fly rod first and foremost. One of the best fiberglass 3 weights in my opinion.


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Post 11 Jan 2023, 22:16 • #5 
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Location: Columbia River Gorge
That’s great info. Very helpful. I have been offered a blank of either. I think I will get the 7ft. 3wt and build it out. I’ve got an Abel TR that will fit it nicely I think. Once I get it built I’ll post pics!


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Post 12 Jan 2023, 12:50 • #6 
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Good choice, if you are only building one of them, the 7 footer will see much more use.


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Post 17 Jan 2023, 21:58 • #7 
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You made the right choice. I have both of those rods and the 7 ft rod gets much more use.


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Post 22 Jan 2023, 22:07 • #8 
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I have the 6ft six inch version,and I agree it is only good for small streams.I even tried it on a pond and it was too small,although I got a nice sunfish on it.


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