It is very hot out and I was going to one of my favorite ponds. I did not have access by the road so I hiked in. I took a 5 weight and a 6 weight rod with me. This pond has some good size bass in it and it is easier, for me to shoot line out with rods of this weight. I also wanted to toss some flies tied with tungsten beads on jig hooks. They are easier to toss with those rods.