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Old 06-09-2011, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: have you ever added weight to a fly reel...

Normally high sticking is done with a relatively short amount of line out. So most of the line is still on the reel. Therefore, I think it is the rod that is the problem. It is tip heavy to begin with.

I suspect you have already tried holding the rod higher up on the grip after the cast. That will help some when high sticking. If you have not, give that a try.

I think adding weight is best done by changing the reel to a larger size which will be heavier than adding weight to a smaller reel. If you have a larger reel for a heavier line weight, I would put it on the reel and see if it is easier to hold in high stick position. If it is, then buy a spare spool and put on the line for that rod.

I use a 10 ft 5 wt GLoomis GLX Classic matched to 3.9 oz. Ross Original Evolution #2. The original Evolution is a very light reel and this outfit is still tip light because the rod is extremely light. Have you considered that the rod and not the reel is the problem?
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