You can land any size fish on any size rod if you know what you are doing. That has nothing to do with line weight. A typical 3wt fly line, single hand not spey is around 100g. This is an SA Infinity chart. 280g is not even on this chart.My thoughts are if a rod is capable of handling, say a 3# fish, there is no fly line that weighs 3# so overloading to the point of rod breakage with a fly line makes no sense.
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Exactly, and the rod can withstand that force which is many times greater than any casting load. Back when I was young the advertising showed the rod tips pulled all the way to the grip with no breaking, surely 60 years later the rods are just as good?You can land any size fish on any size rod if you know what you are doing.
yes, one ounce is 437.5 grains without doing the math perhaps a full 7wt.Even adding a one ounce weight to the leader would overtask that rod!
After spending 25 plus years fly fishing and 10 years working in a fishing store, I have never seen a fly rod that you could bend the tip to the handle. But, we use to sell a spinning rod you could do that too....well kind of. But it would usually have some cracking sounds involved and 90% of them came back 'defective'.Exactly, and the rod can withstand that force which is many times greater than any casting load. Back when I was young the advertising showed the rod tips pulled all the way to the grip with no breaking, surely 60 years later the rods are just as good?
That chart lists only what 30' is supposed to weigh. Pick anyone of those lines and weigh the whole line. or get an approximate value by multiplying by 3 (3x30'=90') Actually you should pick a DT line to weigh because the rods are not rated specifically for WF lines (1/2 lines?) nor are they rated for less than 30 feet casts.
I am not a science guy and don't really get the relationships, but I do work in a fishing store and sell fly rods and conventional gear....so here goes the unscientific explaination...because I see people coming in all the time with broken stuff because of 'mis-use'.yes, one ounce is 437.5 grains without doing the math perhaps a full 7wt.
I imagine that rod is incapable of casting a full three weight line, most cheaper rods are designed to cast at fishing distance, I still don't think one should break with the weight of a full line.
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