04-23-2010, 11:36 AM
Re: Spey Casting by any other name?
I am doing a test drive on the new 5wt Sage 99.
It came with a 6wt RIO steel head taper line.
If you fish smaller water (no long aerial casts), this is great line for water anchored casts on shorter rods, (although a muted color would be nice).
The weight forward lines don't have the mass to turn the line over in a roll cast (for instance) after a fairly short distance. I have fished all winter, and can count on both hands, the aerialised casts I've made. How did I fish all these years without this line? The one haned "Spey" style is so fun, I have a hard time coming back to the short rod, but the casts for it come along too.
I'll give a report on the rod in a week or so... fish to catch.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.