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Old 01-26-2013, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: Casting questions from a rookie

When I was experimenting on my own I was able to cast farther with my Rio Long Cast line than with the XXD. That may have been because I was used to the Rio.

When I tried the XXD, a week before the Best in the West Tournament I was getting terrible tailing loops. The line felt really heavy to me.

I asked someone who would know: the first 60 feet of a DT does weigh more than the first 60 feet of a WF, so I stand corrected on that. A good caster, however, will cast farther with a DT line.
Now, I'm curious to know why, as a "heavier" line should slow the rod down, which is why going one-weight down - a 4-weight line ona 5 weight rod - will enable a caster to carry more overhang.

Randy

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