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Old 03-23-2013, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: Frustrating time casting my new rod

I had a similar experience with an 8wt rod, this one a Reddington RS3. I couldn't cast an 8 wt line (the one it came with) well at all, it was frustrating and I blamed it on the rod. Overlining with a 9wt made a big difference for me. I have a Reddington CPX in 8.5' 4wt and it feels on the heavy side for a 4 wt. I haven't had it on the water yet, but casting my "practice line" in the backyard, a WF6 line, the CPX did a pretty good job throwing that heavy line. Its possible this rod just runs on the heavy side and needs to be overlined to get decent performance.

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