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Old 05-25-2013, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

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Originally Posted by vtmatt View Post
I started almost 2 years ago ago, and I THINK I can get out around 70' with relative comfort, but it is not accurate, and downright sloppy on a 5 wt. I almost always am tossing tandem rigs with weight added, and an indicator. If we're talking a 9' leader to a small fly like a dry, it's a whole different story! You should see if over/underlining your rod helps you at all. Could be that you're tossing a line that's too light for that rod, or vice versa. Good luck with the practice.
This is hard for some to understand but a lighter line usually makes long casts easier.
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