Re: 5 weight distance

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Posted by uncle barry on 2010-03-11 04:32:09 in reply to Re: 5 weight distance posted by Morsie on 2010-03-11 04:08:50

Mr Morse
"So if I throw an 18 foot tapered leader with no fly line out the end of a 5 weight rod what does that make the rod - ditto with a 9 weight - is it really a 000 weight ...............?"

If as you suggest there is NO FLY LINE outside the rod, only the leader, then the load would be the amount, eg length and size of the fly line from the reel to the tip.

This factor, the line inside the rod, you have not declared.

If you only had a leader, being momofilament, from the reel to the tip and then 18 foot out side the tip, then of course the load, the rod class would be 000.

I honestly thought you would have had an understanding of such a simple concept about fly rods and loading ?

Then again, maybe you didn't explain your thinking clearly at this time of night ?

Kind regards,

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