thanks for the help peregrines and george!
i tried it out on my lawn today with the 6wt way better than it did with the 4wt! felt real good, and i'm very excited to go fishing this weekend!
(just stocked a pond with trout nearby!)
so i got two more questions!
1. the fly guy at sportsman's said to crush the barb, would yall recomend that?
2. My line set up is listed below and i think the fly guy said the tippet is supposed to be a "regulation 18inches," is it a regulation, like tournament wise or something? oh and a quick third... what would you recomend as a knot from the leader to the tippet be?
like 80 yards of backing
then 6 wt
then they put on like 10 inches of 30lb
then they put on trout 7 1/2 ft. 3x leader
and they said put on 18 inches of fluorocarbon tippet (7lb)
Originally Posted by wtex50
My guess is it is a Heddon fiberglass rod...if it is 8.5" long it is probably going to be a 6 or 7 wt...The HCH on the rod indicates a 7 wt Double taper line). However, I have found with modern lines, you can probably go down to a 6 wt.....a 4 wt would really be pushing it. The rod will be what is called a slow action so you need to slow down your casting so you can feel the rod load. You bought a medalist reel - thery are functional and perfectly fine to fish with.
If it is bamboo, you might have yourself a find. The easiest way to tell...fiberglass will be round and bamboo will be 6 sided. I don't know alot about heddon...but I think the victory was made only in fiberglass.
yeah, i looked up my pole and you got everything right on about my pole! nice job
and thanks for the help too wtex50