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    Default Worth switching from WF to DT

    Trying to decide if I should give DT lines a try on my 4wts. I've read that DT roll casts more easily. Mostly I use my 4wts on smallish streams in the driftless where I end up doing a lot of roll-casting so as to not snag the vegetation.

    Currently I'm using SA Supra WF4F with my Loomis Gl2 7'6" 4wt and my Redington CT 9' 4wt.

    Am I apt to notice much difference if I switch over?

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    Default Re: Worth switching from WF to DT

    I can't be much help comparing how the two cast, as I've never cast them side by side on the same rod before, but I put a DT on my 3 wt TFO rod for small streams. I figured I would rarely (if at all) be casting medium/long distances with the rod, given the streams I'd be fishing so I'd basically double the life of my line. So far its treated me great!
    "Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God."
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    Default Re: Worth switching from WF to DT

    If you are throwing short casts on small streams, you might favor DT lines.I find the smaller diameter line easier to mend, and to roll cast. If you fish where your line gets beat up on rocky creek bottoms, it's also more economical, as you can reverse it on the spools. All of my 3s and 4s are DT. If the need arises, you can add a temporary shooting head.
    If you are like many of us, you have an old reel someplace that you don't use. Throw some DT on it and give the line a trial run. Take your regular reel with the WF on it just in case you don't care for the way your casts change. That way you don't waste an outing

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    Default Re: Worth switching from WF to DT

    When I lived in that area I fish a great deal on those streams (Timber and Spring Coulee, West Fork of Kickapoo, etc...) and I fished with either a 7'11 Sage LL 4wt or a 9ft 3wt Loomis. The 4wt had a WF4F and the 3wt had a DT3F, I cannot say that I noticed a huge difference. Give it a go, individual results my vary....

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    Default Re: Worth switching from WF to DT

    Quote Originally Posted by russellb View Post
    individual results my vary....
    See offer for details. Void where prohibited. Seek a doctor if your erection lasts longer than 4 hours.

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  8. Default Re: Worth switching from WF to DT

    I'd like to switch to DT lines, but it would be such an expense.

    Randy

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    Default Re: Worth switching from WF to DT

    Quote Originally Posted by nick k View Post
    See offer for details. Void where prohibited. Seek a doctor if your erection lasts longer than 4 hours.
    Hahaha!
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