Re: 5 weight distance
Posted by Sakari Siipilehto on 2010-03-15 14:46:02
in reply to Re: 5 weight distance posted by max garth on 2010-03-14 11:48:11
|Of course there is huge overlap. And true, we don't need as much rods as there is, but there's a demand, otherwise there wouldn't be as much. And there isn't necessarily need as much effort to produce a rod, but sometimes it is worth it I think. Some rods just have a greet feel.|
All fly lines are not elongated sinkers. You're 100% wrong there. I have maybe 30% of my lines that are not. They're full floaters.
With reel tech it's a decision more than technological obstacle. We could have electrical reels and all that, but, in my opinion, it would be less fun. I like direct drive, but that's my liking and my decision.
Comfort zone, since it subjective, it is in our minds. It can't be any other way, otherwise it is not comfort zone.
I am not blind when it comes to other ways of fishing. Fly fishing is just one way. And it is my decision how I want to practice it. Some other wants to practice it differently and I don't mind. It's his/her choice.
Still, there is no such thing as #8 rod or #5 rod. The envelope what the rods can cast is very wide with current materials and a "true" #5 rod (which, once again is not anything that can be specified in any reasonable manner) can be used to cast huge distances with a #5 DT line. You can cast a 60g lead with a rod that is specified for 10-25g. You just need to change your stroke. And more with some rods than others with the same specification.
Btw, some fishing is much more about casting than catching fish, when it comes to time consumption. Most atlantic salmon fishing is quite a lot about casting casting casting than playing fish. Why not choose your gear so that it is as much pleasure to cast as possible, the flies and fish taken into account also?
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