Woolie Buggers and Slower Rods
I would grab a medium action or even glass on any day over my faster rods but some days the only productive fly in the pond will be BH Buggers black or green with a splash of flash. I view them as a necessary evil in my box but......
casting a #8 BH with a soft rod I think I waited long enough in the back cast but when I start my forward I feel that "bump" where slack has been taken up and the bugger has now joined in on the cast, it is like hooking up a train car. As my line comes forward it is moving ok but the bugger is on its own flight path at the end of my 4' tippet and lands where ever the heck it feels like it.
Am I asking too much of my rod to cast that fly, do I really need to step up to 5-6wt for bead heads that size or is there a set up change you might use with a lighter softer rod to cast heavier streamers. I am using a 3wt with 4.5' furled leader and about 4' #6 tippet most of the time.