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Old 03-22-2011, 04:42 PM
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Hi Fredy,

If you roll cast with less that 40' out the end of the rod they should roll cast pretty much the same. Actually the head length on the Trout LT-WF is 40'.5" long and up to that distance they should preform about the same. It is beyond this distance that the DT will roll cast better. Not anything you would probably do with a 2WT. You would see absolutely no difference casting 30', maybe 35' for sure.

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:29 PM
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Any one have any opinions on the Cortland 444 DT?

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:56 PM
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Back in the day, the 444 was the standard to what all lines were compared to. Today there are lines that will stay slicker and last longer.

Years ago, I used the 444 DT on a creek rod. It lasted me about 20 fishing days, then I flipped it around and fished it for 10 more fishing days. Even with regular cleaning, the line dried out and cracked. My friends who fished 444 old school lines had cracking issues.

If you want a good general purpose line, take a look at the Scientific Anglers Trout. It is available in WF and DT models. I have about 40 days on my DT3F and have yet to flip it. I may flip it before I go out to say that I just did so. The line rolls nicely. It casts as nicely as it did on day one.

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Old 03-23-2011, 10:59 AM
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So I have been searching a bit for a DT-2. I am looking for a line with high visibility. Most DT lines come in "camo like" colors that are dark which makes it hard to see at dusk or darker. I did find the 444 on eBay which is peach in color for $40. The other choice is the SA Mastery GPX in DT-2 which comes in a Willow color (off white??) My concern is that the line is designed for fast action rods and 1/2 weight heavier, I think I would consider my Orvis a medium action rod??

Any other lines out there that migt fir the bill?

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Default Re: Line recommendations for small rods?

You could try a Wulff Triangle Taper. It is available in orange down to a 2 weight. I have not tried it out, but there is a strong following to it.

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[QUOTE=MoscaPescador;229164]You could try a Wulff Triangle Taper. It is available in orange down to a 2 weight. I have not tried it out, but there is a strong following to it.QUOTE]

Mosca,
I have considered that actually. I am currently replacing all my lines with the Wulff TT. I have it going on my 8'6" 4wt, 9' 5wt, 9' 6wt. I have a 9'6" 7wt that I want to set up with a Bass taper and Salmon/Steelie taper just have not chosen one yet.

I have considered it for my smaller rods (Orvis 6'6" 2wt & Sage 6'9" 4wt) for it's ability to roll cast really nicely. I can get them for $52 each from Dan Trela, Trela Designs. Dan is currently building my 590-2 Z-Axis and discounts his lines 20% with a rod purchase.

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Hi fredy,

Does you Orvis have a flex rating? If it is 6.5 or less I don't think I would want a GPX on it.

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Frank,
I just checked and it does not have any rating. I also called Dan Trela from Trela Designs and asked about line recommendations. He builds custum Sage's, Winston, St.Croix, and Loomis. He stated that the smaller rods (under 7'6") he had built (lot of Loomis & Sage) loaded and casted really well with the Wulff Lines. He also recommended the Sage DT lines (made by Rio) since their DT is more like a WF since the line tapers back down towards the center of the line. Only issue was the color for me on the Sage line, it is to dark for me.

I think I am going to go with a Wulff and give it a shot. I know I wont have the 2 lines out one benifit I would normally get from a DT.

Thanks for the opinion on the GPX. I was concerned about the heavier rating on the line.

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Default Re: Line recommendations for small rods?

So I took my 6'9" 4wt Sage for some test casting yesterday. I forgot I had an old spool of Wulff TT in a 4wt laying around...
I casted a Cortland Precision Trout wf4, SA dt4, and the Wulff 4tt

Wulff hands down!!! It roll casted sooooo good and I was false casting way in to the running line not that I needed to but it was good to know how easy it was to do with that little rod. I compared all the lines tapers side x side and the Wulff was way more progressive than the Cortland and SA. I was a little ticked since I had not even considered doing this way back

So I was sold on the Wulff. I just ordered 2wt, 2@ 4wt, 5wt, and 6wt to replace my old lines with.

Again thanks for all the replies,
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