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Old 01-16-2006, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: Small Clousers and line weight needed to throw

AA,

I'm definately not a great distance caster so I'm interested to see what some others say, but I do know that I can cast a lot farther with a faster action rod. That might help you some if you decide to get another rod but don't want to go up to an 8 weight. I was flinging heavily weighted nymphs today with a 5 weight and was throwing them up to about 60 feet using a fast action rod. I think that shooting line helps a lot also. If you get good line speed (with the double haul you mentioned, or even a single haul), the weight of the fly seems to actually help get some distance when you are shooting line, at least for me. It sure looks ugly though 8-) :P

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