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Casting a 3wt floating line with a 6wt/or 7wt rod

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject: Casting a 3wt floating line with a 6wt/or 7wt rod Reply with quote

What would be the difficulties faced as I've never tried it but have inadvertantly ended up with a Hardy Marksman WF 3 Floating line Shock

I have 4 fly rods all 6wt 6/7wt and 7/8wt

What to do what to do LOL

I'm no expert having only been fly fishing in earnest the past couple of seasons Very Happy And am really not sure what will happen Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would need to aerialise a hell of a lot of line to get the rod to load properly. Presentation will suck!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think I'll stick it on ebay instead then! I don't remember ever seeing a 3 wt rod Laughing Stickleback fishing who knows LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally used for small streams and brooks where delicacy is paramount rather than chucking out 3 Blobs 30 yards Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris wrote:
Normally used for small streams and brooks where delicacy is paramount rather than chucking out 3 Blobs 30 yards Wink


Have you been watching me lol Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would happily swap with you.

I have Airflo glass lines Cortland lines or Orvis lines all new that might suit.

If interested pm me.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lines are rated in "wt" which is determined by the weight of the first 31' of the line. Then rods are rated as to how they cast that 31' of line. Long story short...if you put that 3wt line on a 7/8wt rod it would not have the required line weight to actually load the rod (rod would feel EXTREMELY fast like a solid stick) and you wont be able to cast it. As a basic rule you can usually go up or dow one line wt for a given rod (in other words most 8wt rods will cast a 7wt, 8wt, and a 9wt line) and it will only change the action slightly. Putting a 3wt on a 8wt though it most likely wouldnt load the rod enough to cast much at all.

3wts are very popular here on this side of the pond. Most of my trout rods are 3 & 4wt's....ever seen a 0wt? they make them as well Shock

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Steve!

0 weight Shock O grains at all!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shootinfishin wrote:
0 weight Shock O grains at all!!


Or just 'clever' marketing? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 0wt line weighs about 40 grains in the first 31'


That's way to small for my taste though. I like my 3&4wts but I dont think I would ever try the 0&1wts some guys here use. Just tires the fish out too long for C&R

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westcountryboy wrote:
I would happily swap with you.

I have Airflo glass lines Cortland lines or Orvis lines all new that might suit.

If interested pm me.

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I Pm'd you yesterday. Are you not receiveing my PMs? If not, let me know what you have (Floating wise)!

I'd prefer a midge tip or WF 6-8.

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