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Old 04-29-2013, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: Rio Trout LT (Light Touch) Double Taper 9' 5w rod

As a matter of fact I have that line on a new St Croix Legend Elite 9' 5wt. I had the line before I got the rod. At first I was concerned that since Rio advertises it to be used for moderate action rods, I wasn't sure how it would load my Elite.

Well I finally used that set up this weekend on the spring creeks in NE Iowa. I had no problem roll casting, pitching nymph rigs or making longer (30') cast. The line loads the rod well and I see no need to change line. Oh yeah, I should mention that the line was spooled on a new Trout II reel from Allen Fly Fishing and really like that reel.

So though I normally fish a 4wt rod, I have a perfect set up for when the wind kicks up or when I feel that the 5wt will be a better tool for the situation at hand.

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