11-24-2013, 08:28 AM
Re: Ego checked with 300gr sinking line!
Short false cast to a long shoot, use a little side arm and an open oval cast to avoid smacking your head.
The actual weight of line being cast is dependent on how much line the angler lets out of the rod.
for example, when casting heavy nymph rigs, I use a 4wt on a 5wt rod get the 'actual casting' weight back down.
When casting a 24' sinking head integrated line, the amount of line out depends on how big a streamer I am throwing. The heavier the streamer, the less line I false cast. Combined weight of the streamer plus the line is actually what is loading the rod.
ie, if you have 2/3 or the head out, you will be casting 200gr instead of 300gr.
One can cast a 5wt line on a 3wt, it just takes a lot less length of line to load the rod correctly.
I'm sure the spey/swing crowd will be able to dissect this problem further...
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