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Heading to Boundary Waters in September, info needed
« on: July 04, 2018, 02:22:26 PM »
Hello
I'm am heading to the Boundary Waters in Late September. This is my first trip to BWCA so I am looking for whatever advice I can get. I have been doing a little checking for what is foragible at that time of year and definitely would like to bring a fly rod with me. I have a 4 pc Sage 6 wt. My reel is loaded with floating line and I wanted to find out if the fish will be going deeper at that time of year. Should I be changing it to a sinking line? Would a 6 wt be heavy enough? I have heavier rods but they are only 2 pc and would be more difficult to hike and portage with. Flies, I would think streamers, but what kind and size? I'm not sure of entry point or route yet. I would imagine that bears will be active and eating whatever they can find. I'm hoping to stay out of their way.
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Linda

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Re: Heading to Boundary Waters in September, info needed
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 09:03:32 AM »
 

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Re: Heading to Boundary Waters in September, info needed
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 06:25:12 AM »
Hey Buzzy, I hope all is well with you. Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.  :)

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Re: Heading to Boundary Waters in September, info needed
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 06:18:20 AM »
A 6Wt  should be find, it can handle bass but they will give you a fight on that rod.  I would take along a head kit so you can add it to your floating line if you need it.  Just take off your leader and add the head kit to the end of your fly line

Cortland makes a one, https://www.fishusa.com/product/Cortland-Mini-Head-Kits
Also, https://www.rioproducts.com/products/sinking/intouch-versitip-ii

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Re: Heading to Boundary Waters in September, info needed
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 08:48:12 AM »
 
         Take plenty of warm clothes.  Frost is likely in late September.
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Re: Heading to Boundary Waters in September, info needed
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 06:13:30 AM »
The trouble I have with fishing a 6wt for bass is it just can't turn over the bigger flies.  I fish a 7wt most of the time for bass, but if I'm fishing large wind grabbing flies I will jump up to an 8wt.
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