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    Default advice: replacing line

    Hi
    What line should I use on three forks 4wt 8' /prestige 2 Combo?
    I fish small trout streams and sometimes use poppers on small ponds for bluegill.
    thanks

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    Default Re: advice: replacing line

    You really don't need to go crazy over a specific taper. Just get a Scientific Anglers Mastery Headstart, and call it done.

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    I forgot to mention its rated at moderate/fast action.

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    Head Start will work just fine.

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    should I always stay with the same weight (4)?

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    Default Re: advice: replacing line

    Quote Originally Posted by peggerk View Post
    should I always stay with the same weight (4)?
    With a stiff moderate fast action rod you could probably throw a 5 wt line quite easily.
    "Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fishermen saying

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    Head Start is a 1/2 line weight overlined. There isn't any reason to overline by a full size.

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    Default Re: advice: replacing line

    You might also consider a DT line. Except for real long casts I doubt that you will be able to tell any difference with a WF line. I have a DT on my 2wt for small warmwater creeks and it works great.

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    awesome, thanks guys!

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    I would like the Rio Gold on that rod but some would prefer the Rio Grand since it's a faster rod.

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