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Old 06-25-2008, 05:59 AM
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Default Re: Line weight/rod weight question

Originally Posted by flyflingerandy View Post
The reason the 6wt worked better than the 5wt, would have to be because all fly rods (except Orvis and Winston WT 2-5wt) are rated for DT lines, not WF. To get the same flex and feel, if it is a 5wt rod, that is a DT5F or WF6F, hence why some rods are labeled 5/6, 4/5, etc. Also, the casting feel is a completely subjective thing. Entirely up to the caster.

A double taper 5wt and a weight forward 5wt ---weigh the same in the first 30ft---the rod wont know which one you have on---the dual weights on the rod is a range to compensate for ther casters style, efficiency, purpose and manufacturing tolerances. An experienced caster should be able to cast each line equally well.

now-a-days its difficult for me to find a double tapered line in a store---i looked for a dt6f last week and called 3 stores and the manufactures rep and settled for a 5 and underlined the rod
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