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IFFF Certified Casting Instructor

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Fly weight and line taper

by Hirdy on 12-26-2017 at 12:08 AM
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I'm going to disagree with sweetandsalt here (that doesn't happen often - he knows too much! ) and say that you should choose the fly first, then the line to suit the fly and then the rod to suit the line. A heavier fly needs more mass to pull it through the air nicely. (See later ...)

A nice light fly (like a dry fly for trout) needs a lot less mass in the line than a heavy permit crab fly, so you'd choose maybe a 4 wt line for the trout and a 10wt line for the permit. In both

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