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Old 05-20-2013, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

1. ten to forty feet

2. sometimes I forget technique, don't concentrate, forget to worry about doing it right and magic happens. I just cast and all is well.
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1. ten to forty feet

2. sometimes I forget technique, don't concentrate, forget to worry about doing it right and magic happens. I just cast and all is well.
Gah! Who knew Mary Poppins flyfished? Thanks, Rock. I think you were saying to not overthink it.

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John, some of my best casts happened when I was distracted and daydreaming. Interesting, eh?
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John, some of my best casts happened when I was distracted and daydreaming. Interesting, eh?
Not over-thinking it?
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Default Re: acceptable distance for 9' 5 wt.

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.
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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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This is hard for some to understand but a lighter line usually makes long casts easier.
yep....wanna cast far? Put a 3 wt line on your 5 and don't tell your buddies.
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This is hard for some to understand but a lighter line usually makes long casts easier.
Well, this is the exact opposite of what I thought. I thought a heavier line would give you more distance.

I figure some are going to chime in with differing opinions, but then again, I could be wrong. (If I am, I won't admit, however.)

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