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Old 04-26-2013, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: How important is rod/reel balance?

I just tried a 10 weight line with my 6 weight rod as an experiment. It casts really powerfully and bends the rod quite a bit while casting. I think that a heavier line is fine as long as you aren't casting dry flies. A line that is too light will probably not cast well if there is any wind. I would ask the dealers what a 2 foot extention will change your rod to.
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