11-22-2013, 10:48 AM
Re: over weighting my line
Originally Posted by jdifonzo
I am new to this forum so .. hello everyone.
My question ... I am buying a Redington classic trout 3# 7' 6" rod with a 2/3 Drift reel. Should I go with a 3# or 4# line. I am thinking the Rio Gold.
I will be fishing small creeks (20" - 25" max in width, or smaller) and high altitude lakes in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I've never used Rio Gold but when I looked it up, it looks like it only comes in a WF line. That begs the question, why would you need a WF line in 3 wt 7' 6" fly rod? How often are you going to cast the 47 ft. head out of the rod tip, especially with a 7' 6" fly rod?
Why not get a regular DT fly line or a Wulff Triangle Taper DT fly line?
I use a DT fly lines for my 3 wt and 4 wt fly rods. Only when I get to a 5 weight rods and above do I use WF fly lines.
You second question is whether you should over line the fly rod. You over line a fly rod when it too fast an action for relatively shorter casts. But you want to buy a WF line that is made for long casts. Do you see the inherent contradiction in your two questions?
If I understand the action of a Redington classic fly rod is the old style moderate action fly rod that should flex enough on short casts for you to feel the rod. My guess is that 3 wt DT will work fine.
For fishing lakes, I'd get a 9 ft 5 wt fly rod with a WF fly line.
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