Originally Posted by Pocono
Why not give him a good 5 wt. and see what distance he can cast it? If it's in the 110+' range, then he'd be within shooting distance of Rajeff's best on the older Best of the West competitions (approx. 120', I think).
If gear is a problem, then I'd take him to your local Fly Shop, explain how he can cast and they might give you a good loaner rod, and maybe a reel and line, just to see what the result is. Being associated with excellence in anything related to fly fishing is never a bad thing for a local shop.
Another thing in the Best of the West Competition Finals, was it was indoors. And the lines were a SA Distance line that I'm not sure is an OTC line at 95'.
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Jackster, I think everyone got tired of the same old guy and gals throwing the line. Except for Rajeff. He's a rock star of the fly fishing world.