07-03-2009, 11:07 AM
Re: Ross Momentum...Too Heavy
Originally Posted by FrankB2
It's the original Momentum, not the LT. They are sold out in size 4, but have the other models. Size 5 is 9.8oz, and Ross recommends it for 8-10wt rods.
The size 4 wouldn't have been much lighter at 9.3oz.
I'm not going for tarpon, so maybe the Rhythm's smaller drag will be fine. 20
years in home improvement has left my right shoulder a tad sensitive already,
and even deciding to use an 8wt was an issue. I do like the fight of bigger
fish, however, and the little striper I caught a couple days ago has me looking
forward to catching its bigger brother
Thank you for the clarification. That is why Ross made the LT version. The original Momentums were made too heavy. The only rods that balanced well with the reels are longer Spey rods. The newer LT reels are at least an ounce lighter.
There have been issues with the size 5 to 7 reels with big game. The radial pawl system that determines direction can break. Fish that make long runs (billfish, tarpon) can cause this issue. This usually happens after repeated fish being fought. One guy who I know had his break after fighting 7 Atlantic Sailfish. For your usage, however, I don't think this will be a problem.