Originally Posted by nick k
In general I think people put too much emphasis on rod weight, especially for lower line weight rods. Much of that is just marketing gimmicks. The different between a 5wt and a 9wt rod is certainly noticeable over a long day, but the difference between a 2.0oz and a 2.3oz rod is almost certainly not noticeable.
I have a Loomis IMX rod 8' X 3wt that weighs 1.76oz. Agree with your post but
still think it is possible to wear yourself out with this if you don't relax and let the rod do the work.