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Posted 26 September 2004 - 08:27 PM
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Posted 02 October 2004 - 03:56 PM
|QUOTE (Thibodeau @ Sep 26 2004, 09:27 PM)|
|Weight forwards smack the flies on the water spooking the fish away.|
Doesn't WF and DT lines have the same taper and weight at the front end? I thought the only difference was the running line.
I'll take S.A. in the configuration needed for the water, species, distance and rod I'm going to use. This would involve anything from a full-sinker to a DT Trout.
Posted 02 October 2004 - 05:44 PM
Now add to that, there are no guidelines as to where along that 30' of line the wt is distributed. The placement of the wt along that first 30 ft of line is what gives us the different tapers.
This article by Bruce Richards about WF vs DT lines is one of the best on the subject I've ever read. It changed the way I thought about the WF vs DT debate.
I try to match my flyline to the action of given rod, and the type fishing situation I'll most likely be using it for. For me, faster rods perform better with a line towards the high end of the AFTMA standard. A slower or more progressive action type rod performs better with a lighter line. Not all 5wt rods are the same, so if you're using the same line on every one of them, you may not maximizing a rods performance.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 09:38 PM
"All it takes is one fool to be standing arround doing something, for a bunch of other fools to join in"......a quote from an old Newfoundlander I met fishing in the pooring rain
Posted 18 November 2004 - 06:57 AM
...and Winston makes a fine rod. Congratualtions on your selection. So, thinking fo lending it out any time soon...?
Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:46 AM
On the subject of line color, I, too, think that a subdued color is a wiser choice; why go with a bright line if you don't need to? On that subject, there is a way to dye fly lines to obtain more subdued colors.
NYC, Jersey Shore, Eastern PA, occasionally Downeast Maine
Big fish don't get big by being stupid.
Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:55 AM
I also think it is good to look at DT vs WF option. I have only recently discovered the pleasure of casting DT lines. They also easier for a beginner to cast a nice loop and there will be fewer knots in the leader for the same number of casts. That said, my WF5 floating wondeline casts very much like a DT so I like it a lot but they are pricey.
Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:12 AM