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Old 07-28-2014, 10:20 PM
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I have a question regarding over lining. I have recently purchased a 7'9" bamboo 5wt built on the para 14 taper and find it presents a dry fly very nicely close in and out to about 40 feet. I wanted to toss a mouse and found the WF5F just seemed to fall apart at distance. I called the maker of the rod, Ron Barch, and he said he wouldn't hesitate to go up a weight. The 6 weight line pitches the mouse to about 60 feet and rolls out well.

My question is, because the Lamson 1.5 reel I have for this rod will not accept the 6 weight line should I go for the RIO 5 weight line that claims to be actually a 6 weight. I could use two reels, one with 5 and my Lamson 2.0 with 6 if that would be better. The loading of the rod is distinctly different between the two weights and I am concerned with over-working the rod with 6 weight.

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Don't have any bamboo rods myself, but it seems that I've heard you shouldn't overline them somewhere.
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Default Re: Another line weight question

IMO go with a true 6 maybe Airflo Sixth Sense, If Rio created a line of 5 wt and it actually a 6 I would question if the knew what they were doing

Two Reels for two completely differnt applications
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Don't have any bamboo rods myself, but it seems that I've heard you shouldn't overline them somewhere.
Dunno where you heard this but it's not a worry... Most bamboo will handle 3 or more line weights without problems depending on what's trying to be done and the caster's technique.

@OP... You can always cut the running line on your 6wt line to make room... Or Buy a dt6f and cut it in half... You got two lines... Roughly 45' in length each...
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Yea, me neither.
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