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    Default Line for #6 Ross Flystik.

    Hi all,

    I seem to be having issues casting this rod with a #6 Rio smallmouth bass line.
    It feels very guttles at any distance casting deerhair bugs.
    Is this line too heavy for this rod?

    Any thoughts.

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    Default Re: Line for #6 Ross Flystik.

    could be the hair poppers are to big and air resistant. or you leader is to long or light. does it cast ok with out the fly ?
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    Alex, I have a 6wt Flystik and found that a 6wt Rio Outbound Short was perfect for my style of fishing.
    Early to bed, early to rise, fish all day then tie flies!

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    Default Re: Line for #6 Ross Flystik.

    I also have a flystik, I fish it with SA GPX and have fished SA Magnum. My thoughts are that the rod just can't handle anything over a size 2 streamer. Deer hair bugs would be out if the question for me at least.


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    Default Re: Line for #6 Ross Flystik.

    I've been playing with lines on this rod and found that a #6 trout line with the level tip cut performs beautifully with bass fly's.

    Some say this rod likes over lining, not me.
    Everyone has their preferences.

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    Default Re: Line for #6 Ross Flystik.

    "Alex, I have a 6wt Flystik and found that a 6wt Rio Outbound Short was perfect for my style of fishing."

    I happen to own all three weights of Flystiks and several of the Redington versions as well, I agree the Outbound Short works well for these short rods, at least with my casting style.

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