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Thread: Interesting 5wt shootout

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Cape Town


    Quote Originally Posted by core fly View Post
    That said,i guess at the end even though they might all cast the same length its more about how it gets there:-)Its like comparing a m3 and a lamborgini,both get to the destination,its just how quickly or comfortably you wanna do it
    Or with which "Brand" you want to arrive there. Some want a Lamborghini others want a Porsche or some a M3
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
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    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Free state


    I would liked to have seen Yellowstone show the distances achieved by each rod.There comments often make it sound like some rods bombed an extra 10m of line out when in reality it might have been 2m.Once again i guess it has more to do with the feel and how easy it got to that mark.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Western Cape


    I particularly like this paragraph for a laugh.... especially the part where it says "particularly when youre not sure what you will be throwing all day".....Kind of tells me what kind of fly fishermen take this kind of rod test seriously.

    What Makes a Great 5-weight Fly Rod?
    The 5-weight has become America’s go-to trout rod. It’s the tool you take to the river when you only want to bring one rod, or when you’re just not sure what you’ll be throwing that day. It’s got to work on both big rivers and small. It’s not a dry fly specialist, since a lot of your fishing will be with nymphs and a bobber. It’s got to be soft enough for a short cast, yet powerful enough to hit 70+ feet.

    We designed our test to challenge not just the accuracy of a dry fly, but the full range of versatility required to be ‘the best trout rod’.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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