03-21-2008, 11:19 PM
Re: I forgot line wt.
I like Devcon 30 minute epoxy for jobs like that. Slather the inside of the ferrule with
epoxy, and then push it back onto the glass. Wipe the excess off with a
paper towel and rubbing alcohol. You might want to clean the surfaces
with some acetone/alcohol, and make gently scuff the inside
of the ferrule where it will be glued.
I used a 6wt for trout this winter, but it requires careful attention to
make a gentle presentation (no line slapping the water). That's something
you should always strive for, but a sloppy 6wt landing is going to hit harder
than a sloppy 5 wt landing. I'd look at one of the TFO Pro 4-pc rods as
a good value trout/river rod. Rods will cast one or even two line weights
heavier and lighter than the manufacturer's designation, and I'd bet the
TFO Pro 5wt will also cast a 4wt and 6wt line just fine.