Originally Posted by Jackster
Me too. Could it be he needs to snip off some of that long Dyna-Tip?
You may well have a good point. Spent the day fishing out of a drift boat on the upper Rogue so the line got a good work out. First, this (and it may the tip issue that Jackster brought up) Loaded on a Sage 7100XP so the rod was powerful enough, but the head is a very, very long taper (65 foot).
A ton of grains in that length (375?) so for a single hander line that's a LOT. But with a heavy fly the line just didn't want to pull that out of the water at short range. And that had to be the 35'ish foot mentioned above.
Once out to 50'ish, and a huge double haul, you saw the rod/line working just fine. Suspect it was the fishing situation that came into play here, and not so much the line. A WF of some sort may have been a better combo.
End game of the day was I missed three ......