06-09-2009, 08:30 AM
Re: Opinions please
Thanx for the input.
My reasoning is this on the 7ft. length. I already have a St. Croix LU in 2wt, 7ft 6in. I purchased this rod just for panfish. I could use it in small spring creeks, but I wanted something a bit shorter as distance is not necessary.
As a side note, I was out in the backyard the last few nights practicing. Last night, I put out a couple of the kid's hoola hoops at approx 45 and 50 ft (didn't measure it off, just tossed them in a few places in the yard). I was working on accuracy at that distance. I didn't do bad. I did, however, find out a few things:
I can, most definately, cast the 9' 5wt Quarrow Big Horn way better than my St. Croix old model Imperial of the same length/wt. It is night and day. After working on my casting mechanics (not that they are really any good, but I work with what I know), I could get the "fly" in the farthest hoop from pickup through shooting. I was pretty happy. I could do it with the Imperial, but it seemed more work. The Quarrow is definately a bit slower and I could load it better.
The 8ft 4wt Avid took a few casts to adjust to the fact that I didn't have the extra 12", but I could get it there, also. The WF4F did well, but it really shined with the WF5F. I had to lengthen my stroke to keep all that line moving how I want it.
I definately like the Avid as it, too, is a bit slower. Perhaps I'm a bit heavy handed, but I feel that I can cast the 4 or 5wts better than my 2.
It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?