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Old 07-19-2020, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone on here ever use this method to check their fly rod?
I saw it mentioned in an article about how much difference there is in weights between rod designers and manufacturers.
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No. It actually tells you very little about the rod. It is a static measurement and a flyrod is meant to be moved. The flyrod/flyline is a dynamic system. The CCS might tell you that your 5 wt is a 6 or 6.5 wt, but it won't tell you the designer made it that way because he intended for it to load with 50 or 60 ft of 5 wt line outside of the guides instead of the standard 30 ft.
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That's what I was thinking but wanted a more "experienced" opinion. Guess I'll try different line weights and tapers until I get the right feel.
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That's what I was thinking but wanted a more "experienced" opinion. Guess I'll try different line weights and tapers until I get the right feel.
What type and what weight rod are you trying to get dialed in?
Someone on here may have experience with it.
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An early model Sage 3wt. with a Pflueger 1942 and SA WF3F and Rio L4F. I don't try to cast over 30', but don't really feel the rod loading on the back cast.
I know the reel is old and heavy but I still prefer a heavy reel, plus it's the first fly reel I ever bought.
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I have an old SA 3 wt GPX line spooled on an old martin "tuna can" reel and a 4wt Wulff triangle taper I use on my St. Croix 3 & 4 wts. I don't live far from you and get done with work around 2:30 most days if you want to meet and try them. I also have quite a few 5 wt lines but I think that will be too much for a 3 wt.
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I have an old SA 3 wt GPX line spooled on an old martin "tuna can" reel and a 4wt Wulff triangle taper I use on my St. Croix 3 & 4 wts. I don't live far from you and get done with work around 2:30 most days if you want to meet and try them. I also have quite a few 5 wt lines but I think that will be too much for a 3 wt.
Thank you for the offer. I'll PM you when this heat and humidity dies down some if the offer is still open.
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Thank you for the offer. I'll PM you when this heat and humidity dies down some if the offer is still open.
I don't plan on going anywhere.
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