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Default Re: Rod Weight Versus Casting Distance

Your question almost makes me want to add fishing distances expected as another criteria for selecting certain line weights. This being besides fly size.
At the S/E FFF Conclave several years ago Rick Pope from TFO had a light rig set up for the hot shots to see how far they could cast it. Really, it wasn't pretty making a rod do what it really isn't designed for. I'll say the same about your question. For a short 1-2-3 weight I would expect to comfortably cast them 5-50'. You might get more distance with effort and good technique but distance isn't why one usually gets rods like that.
A 4 weight and beyond will definately expand your fishing range but then you'll probably lose some of the fun factor of catching on a light weight rig.
Whatever you decide, have a blast with it!
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