Re: 5 weight distance
Posted by Phil Ewanicki on 2010-03-09 22:55:13
in reply to Re: 5 weight distance posted by Max Garth on 2010-03-09 20:32:37
|All 5 wt. lines are pretty much the same, the first 30' weigh from 134 to 146 grains, and we don't have to resort to "good feelings" or "bad feelings" to identify them.|
Are all "5 wt." rods pretty much the same? Apparently not. I used my DT line, 197 grains in the first 30', again today and it "felt good" to me, casted effectively for me, and caught fish. I have witnesses.
Other anglers maintain that a 7/8 wt. line on a 5 wt. rod "feels terrible" and presumably doesn't perform in a satisfactory manner. Subjective feelings don't seem to provide much consistent, useful information describing the attributes of a fly rod. Could there be more useful, objective measurements of a rod's attributes? I think so.
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