Originally Posted by jpbfly
not sure you have noticed I tested this dt4f with my G2 5WT....
it worked great...for me
My Bad? But if one 'x rated' line works for you (application/conditions dependent) 'any' of them should. A good thing, it will save you a heck of a lot of money.
Let's not go into two-hander lines ....... sheesh. That, and the rods are all over the map as to what kind of line, and toss in grain weight(s), work 'best' with same. As an example I have one custom design (and he's damned good at this)/built that's rated as a 3/4/5 .... grain range, depending how you want the rod to cast/operate/fly size/yada-yada-yada goes from a low of 250 grains to 400. For folks who fish with Spey's that's a hell of a range for a light rod.
My application? As a three and I had (more on this in a second) a custom cut built for me by Steve Godshall here in Medford. Expect a 10 to 20 telephone conversation the first time through, he'll run you through your paces on: "Tell me about your casting style, how you'll fish the rod, where you'll fish the rod, for what kind of fish, etc., and etc." AND ETC!:
Good news is after that (and I've just about totally switched over to his 'custom cuts') it gets far quicker than that. But you'll still get the same questions, you're just ahead of the game on how to answer. Just one
after that; but same questions.
First, the end result will not cost you a penny/quid less than something off the shelf (personal experience=less). But the line will be built for that specific
fishing conditions, specific
etc., and etc.
10 Guys have the same rod, rather doubt more than two would get the exact
same line. Personally I don't even break the rod down (unless I actually had to) and just leave the (reel) line loosely strung on the rod.
Fish, fishing conditions are = that rod and that rod. Takes me twice as long to get the two old Doggies in the back of the Jeep as it does to get the rods loaded on the out side racks. Well, with Husky at 13, maybe 3 or 4?