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9 weight Line on a 8 weight Rod

 
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PrisonFarmSalmon
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:59 am    Post subject: 9 weight Line on a 8 weight Rod  Reply with quote

I was just wondering if there is a big diffrence to putting a heavier line on a rod. I have a #8 Sage ONE and was thinking of putting a WF9F line on it. Ive heard that it is better for loading the rod in areas that have not much room for back casting. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Years ago that was the norm, but rods n lines are made nowadays to be matches. Rob will usually work best with the recomended line now
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you get more than 30 feet of line out it will deaden the action of the rod and feel too heavy in my experience; I had an 8/9 wt line on an 8wt rod. But it will also depend on your casting stroke and it might work well for you. Maybe you can borrow a line to try it first.


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