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Old 06-16-2012, 12:38 PM
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Default Re: WF or DT for 3wt.

Originally Posted by axle27 View Post
Also, do not forget that a DT is way easier to roll cast. This is something that you will do alot in close quarters.

The DT and WF lines are EXACTLY the same for the first 40 or so feet of the line. (in the same model and manufacturer). The difference is a WF line has running line to the end, and the DT is thicker through the belly and then tapers back so you can flip it eventually. You should see no difference in roll casting in tight areas between a WF or DT. Some small stream guys like a DT because they simply cut it in half and fill the reel with backing so they essentially buy 2 lines for 1. You'll never cast even half a line on a small stream, so it makes sense.

If you're going to use it on other streams then it doesn't really matter what you use. WF allows you to put more backing on if you're worried about that, and can "shoot" line a bit better, but overall in 99% of your fishing you won't notice a difference between the 2.
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