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#1 ditz

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 10:06 AM

I have recently purchased a 6' cabelas rod for a 5 wt line to fish small streams with a heavy canopy of trees. The series is "Clear Creek". I have only cast it in the yard so far but it seems that it might be overlined with the WF5 but I have not cast a line for many years so..............Any ideas out there?

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#2 nedbm3

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 01:30 PM

I would go with a 2 or 3 wt line on the smaller streams. It should be easier casting with a smaller rod.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 05:14 PM

That seems like a heavy line for a short rod. How much does the tip of your rod flex when you cast? If it flexes a bunch you might try a 3 or even a 2 weight as suggested. I have a seven foot browning rod that claims to be a 5 weight and I use a 2 weight line with it. It doesn't cast more than 30 feet accurately (dinner plate) but it doesn't scare the fish either. It's a great combo for small streams!
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