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Old 01-13-2010, 06:11 PM
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The best way to determine the weight is to cast multiple fly lines on it until you find one that casts the rod the way you want it to at the distance you want it to. That was the easy explanation I would take it to a fly shop and start with say a 4wt. Most likely thiw will be too light to load the rod properly at the distance you will most likely be fishing. Take that off and try a 5wt. Work your way up until you feel like the line is too heavy or over loads the rod at the distance you plan on fishing. Go back down a line weight and that is the line you would want to buy for that rod. I have a 6 ft rod that I use everything from a 3wt to a 7wt line on but most of the time I fish it with a DT4 line.
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