Re: Rod/Casting accuracy and line matching


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Posted by Max Garth on 2013-06-29 12:20:55 in reply to Re: Rod/Casting accuracy and line matching posted by Phil Ewanicki on 2013-06-28 21:54:13

There are a few other things that casters forget, like the fact that rods/lines are rated in relation to the weight of the first 30 feet of line, and that line is a DT type.
I think the rules still follow that path.
I've watched Lefty do his thing, including that one arm cast, and he definitely can cast a fly line.
But I think that I found out more about fly lines and casting by reading the back page of Bill Nash's Book.
And I also found out that there was casting and fishing. I do, or did, the "fishing" thing so I readily admit to a lack of casting skill.
I did, a few months ago, cast a 11' TFO switch, 9# thing, side on to a 25 knot wind and it went 80 feet dead straight, and I did it 3 times, just to convince myself it could really happen.
But I can't come to grips with the idea that rod manufacturers can make their "Best" fly rods, every 12 months.
MaxG


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