Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.
If your throwing double nymph rigs be careful with that double haul you will get tangled up FAST. also 40 in few months isn't bad at all I learned way slower than that. It was probably a year before I got better than that or even knew it was possible. But a few internet videos and some time spent practicing I can unload about 90 feet of line under optimal conditions. I wanna try a faster rod but the money isn't there right now