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    Default Spare spool, what line?

    I have a Redington CT 8'6" 4wt paired with a Lamson Konic 1.5 with a WF4F line on it. I'm having trouble getting good presentations out of this setup. I was wondering if I got a spare spool, what wt and type of line would you suggest I try so I can get better presentation? A lot of my casts coil up on themselves. while I'm casting I can feel everything fine and it all feels good and looks good but when I do my actual cast most of them come out short coil up.

    Any help would be wonderful at this point.
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    Default Re: Spare spool, what line?

    What line do you currently have on the reel ?

    There are a lot of line experts around here, I am certainly not one. That detail could be telling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comeonavs View Post
    What line do you currently have on the reel ?

    There are a lot of line experts around here, I am certainly not one. That detail could be telling.

    Well I couldn't remember so I pulled up my order from two years ago and I could have swore it was Rio WF4F but it seems it is Sage Performance Taper 4WF.
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    Default Re: Spare spool, what line?

    Like I said I am not an expert in this area by any stretch of the imagine but a quick google search showed reviews of that line as it being suited for fast action rods. Others can expand on what that means in a fly line but my first impression is you have a medium action rod with a line well suited for a fast rod. Basically my guess is your rod doesn't have the horsepower to load and cast that line.

    I could be wrong but thats my guess
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    Just curious what is your leader/tippet set up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingduck View Post
    Just curious what is your leader/tippet set up?
    Leader is 9' 5x, I just bought some 7.5' 5x, tippet is either 5x or 6x.

    Do think I should go down to a 4x leader?

    One more thing about the casting. It seems to do better when I have quite a bit of line out, so it's like the line isn't heavy enough for the short casts to load the rod or something. But that's not always the case either but it is better with more line out.
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    Default Re: Spare spool, what line?

    If I am not mistaken, the performance taper fly line was for faster action rods and casting long distances. Before I would go and buy a spare spool and another line, I would do one of two things. First if you live near a fly shop, take your outfit and have them evaluate your casting. Line piling up at the end of your forward cast is normally a sign of over powering. But in your case it could also be that the line you have is not matched for the rod. They would be able to tell you.

    If you don't live close to a fly shop and you want a new line I would buy a line that is more true to it's weight such as the SA Trout or Rio Trout.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dar View Post
    If I am not mistaken, the performance taper fly line was for faster action rods and casting long distances. Before I would go and buy a spare spool and another line, I would do one of two things. First if you live near a fly shop, take your outfit and have them evaluate your casting. Line piling up at the end of your forward cast is normally a sign of over powering. But in your case it could also be that the line you have is not matched for the rod. They would be able to tell you.

    If you don't live close to a fly shop and you want a new line I would buy a line that is more true to it's weight such as the SA Trout or Rio Trout.

    Good luck!
    ****, I live so close to a fly shop and never think of things like that. I will for sure take it to them and have them check my casting out. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhardin80 View Post
    ****, I live so close to a fly shop and never think of things like that. I will for sure take it to them and have them check my casting out. Thanks for the suggestion!
    So did you make it by the fly shop? If yes, what did you find out?


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    Default Re: Spare spool, what line?

    I have that rod and I can simulate that cast with any of the rods I own, including the Sages. All I have to do is let my rod tip creep forward while waiting for the rod to load...and I'm skilled at this move. :-) or at least capable of repeating it. Maybe I'm describing it wrong, as I don't know much technical stuff about the stroke...but that's what I THINK I'm doing.

    Oh, yeah, I forgot...then I kinda try to overpower things, or I somehow drop things and get a tailing loop if I'm able to avoid the puddle cast.

    It's ok if someone who knows what they're talking about correct me in helping jhardin out. Mike

    Edit...the idea of getting help at a shop is dead on.
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