The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Rods

Fly Rods Post any comments or questions regarding fly rods...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2011, 09:53 AM
wabi's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: southern Ohio
Posts: 520
wabi is just really nicewabi is just really nicewabi is just really nicewabi is just really nicewabi is just really nice
Default over/under lining rods

I recently purchased a 6wt cane rod and was playing around with different lines to see how they felt on it. Not much difference in a WF6F, DT6F, or a WF5F as far as performance at the ranges I was casting (out to 50-60'). The WF6F seemed to be the best all-round winner, so I went with it.

Then I read through a thread where I had asked about spey casting with a single hand rod. One member suggested overlining 2 sizes. I had picked up a reel with a WF8F line one day last year (by mistake) as I headed out with my Ross FlyStik 6wt rod, and the 8 wt line was WAY overloading that rod. It turned it into a sluggish limp noodle with very limited casting distance!

Just for a break in the monotony I grabbed a reel with a WF8F line and my new St Croix RioSanto 6wt 9ft rod this week to see what it would do. The rod threw the 8wt line very impressively! Spey, roll, and overhead casts were easy and accurate, but a bit of a slower stroke was required. The rod didn't seem to be nearly as overloaded and sluggish as the Ross rod had been. I actually got more line out on a roll cast than I have ever managed with a DT6F. I was so impressed I came home and ordered a WF7F line to try on that rod. The rod casts a 6wt line very well, but it also handled being overlined 2 sizes with ease, and there are times a heavier line might be advantageous (big flies & strong wind).

All this got me thinking so yesterday I got my Sage Vantage 7' 3wt rod that casts great with a WF3F and tried a WF4F line on it. It handled it with no problems and bucked the wind a lot better!

Looks to me like some rods are more versatile than others when it comes to line size, and I may have found a new way to extend the usefulness of some of them. For example, with high wind and limited backcast room I was still able to fish yesterday by simply putting the WF8F line on the St Croix 6wt rod.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
over/ under lining? raindogt General Discussion 17 02-27-2010 10:16 AM
Lining UP Pavel General Discussion 15 04-06-2009 10:27 AM
Hurricanes and tropical storms such as Fay are the dark clouds in the silver lining t Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 08-30-2008 11:45 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.