Acquired a couple new rods this year, one being a custom rod built on a 6'6" Lamiglas fiberglass blank. The rod is marked 3wt by the maker, and the only 6'6" blank offered by Lamiglas is indeed sold as a 3wt.
I started casting this rod with a wf3f line when it arrived, and it did cast the line, but I had the feeling it was really a bit too much. I know a glass rod is slow, but this rod was flexing to the cork when it loaded?
Ordered a dt2f line to try, and it was an improvement, but it still felt like it would cast a lighter line easily. The dt2f line did give me slightly more distance on the cast (than the wf3f), and roll casts beautifully.
Got a wf1f line yesterday and spooled it on a reel this morning. This line feels even better to me on an overhead cast. It is a bit breezy here this morning, but casts of 30' are still possible. Any further and the wind just piles up the line, though. Will have to wait for a calm evening to really see what it will do with this line.
My question is:
Are E-Glass blanks normally that forgiving when it comes to line size? I wouldn't really feel handicapped fishing a 1, 2, or 3 weight line on this rod. All three weights handle fine with just an adjustment to the timing of the casting stroke.
Maybe I should try a 4wt line on it next.