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Old 01-05-2013, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

I've cast WF lines of different configuration on all of my rods since around the mid 80's. Recently I purchased an older Martin 67SS-A reel on ebay to fit on a beautiful old Browning 'Silaflex' 7' 6" 5/6wt, the reel had a new (old stock) S&A Aircell DT 6wt line. After attaching a leader I took my new rig to the lawn for a tryout, didn't expect much from the short, old glass rod and DT line........Boy was I in for a surprise, short/mid range cast were an absolute joy, and it was hardly any effort at all to toss nice tight loops 75'-85'. Not sure if it was the older glass rod, the line, or maybe the combination of the two, but I look forward to actively fishing with this rig in the future.

As soon as the chance comes to put the DT line on a good graphite rod like my Loomis IMX 8' 6" 6wt to play around with I will, and if the line performs equal too, or better than it did on the old Silaflex, I'll be adding a few DT lines to the arsenal. Dependent on the fishing situation, there certainly can be advantages to the use of a Double Taper.
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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

4 Wt: DT
5 - 12 Wt: WF

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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

I always thought DT lines were old school and just for old guys, but I've realized how much a DT line can help if you are a dedicated nymph fisherman. Put that on a stiff rod and mend mend mend!!
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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

I enjoy wf lines much better than dt any day of the week.Sometimes action of the rod has a lot to do with it.seems like fiberglass rods react muck better to dt lines. thanks rick
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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

all wf for me as well although i do have a dt5 that im planning on trying on a new glass rod.

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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

I have a preference for WF lines because 99% of my fishing is on lakes so mending the line is not necessary.

For flowing water conditions where mending is a necessity, I will most definitely use a DT line and maybe even use a larger size line for the situations where most of my casts will be short.
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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

WF... it simply works well.
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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

For most freshwater fishing I use a fiberglass rod with DT. I've the habit of having too much line in the air and DT seems to compensate. In addition, 70-75 feet is about as far as I generally want to send it.
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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

WF is all I use anymore.
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Default Re: Floating line... WF or DT

I tend to use WF more fequently however, DT lines have their place in my arsenal. I shy away from the super fast ubber cool rods that everyone seems to want these days so DT works fine.
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