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    Default What does WF6 stand for?

    I bought a set of two medalists and on the one is cortland WF6 line... what does that mean? Im assuming weight forward #6 line? Im planning on using the line a reel on a #5 bamboo rod and dont want to put too heavy of a line on the rod

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    Default Re: What does WF6 stand for?

    A 6 weight line might be too heavy for a 5 weight bamboo.
    You could try it though... it's not going to hurt it.
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    Default Re: What does WF6 stand for?

    SO it is a #6 line then?

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    Default Re: What does WF6 stand for?

    Yes it is a Weight Forward 6 weight line. There should be a letter at the end to like an F or an S for float or sink.

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    Default Re: What does WF6 stand for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    There should be a letter at the end to like an F or an S for float or sink.
    Or F/S for sink tip (floating/sinking) or I for intermediate

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    Default Re: What does WF6 stand for?

    That line might work perfectly well for you on your bamboo. The only way to know is to put it on and try it and some others as well. I have found that each rod be they bamboo, glass, or graphite has a certain preference for a particular line. I have a Payne 102 tapered bamboo built by AJ Thramer that loves a 4 wt DT line and a WF5. Interestingly enough is that the 4wt DT line is the old Cortland Peach and the WF5 is a SA GTX. You have to find what works best for your rod. The stamped weight of the rod is just the starting point.

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    Default Re: What does WF6 stand for?

    OK, lets back this up. AFTMA assigns grain weights to a specific line weight. I'll give you a link in a minute. Regardless of the configuration (WF/DT/What-ever) with single hander lines its only the first 30' feet that are weighed. There's also a tiny 'slop factor' allowed.

    The bottom line of all this is a WF line is one thing, it is 'what it is.' Not so with a double taper line. Both are measured out/weighed at 30 feet, but as you put out more DT line it actually gets heavier (and heavier).

    To illustrate only: Lets say (beyond the taper) is 5 grains per foot. Add 10 foot into your cast and you've probably jumped (at least) one line weight (maybe 1.5). This is one of the reasons some folks will 'under line' with a DT. More out and you just work back to where the higher line weight number will be.

    Does it make a difference? Just my .02 cents here, but with a 'plastic rod' probably not. With a light 'Boo it could make a hell of a difference.

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    Default Re: What does WF6 stand for?

    Just to add to the other info supplied,if The Cane Rod you are going to use has Line Specs which will probably be in The Old System Then you can Cross Reference with Info Supplied in another Section on NAFFF.
    Brian.

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