a long-long cast !

just out from Akos Szmutni, here we’ll see him casting the soon-to-be-out (April 2014) 9′ 6wt Stickman T6 with a Barrio GT125 5wt line to 41 meters/134,5 ft.
he makes it look so disgustingly easy…

 

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4 thoughts on “a long-long cast !

  1. Why did he use a 6 weight rod with a 5 weight line? Seems out of balance.

    • it’s actually the other way around Dick.
      carrying 80-90 or more feet while false casting is a minimum to get that far. that amount of weight far-far exceeds the standard AFFTA wt references that are taken at 30 ft.
      in other words, that much line can have the equivalent weight of a line 3 or 4 wt higher. this ‘overweight’ situation can easily break rods.
      using a 5wt line in this case brings this line weight issue back to a more reasonable balance.
      i hope that helped,
      marc

      • Hi Marc,

        Thanks for the reply…didn’t think about the weight from the entire fly line affecting the rod. Dick

        • glad to help Dick. another thing that might help understand this ‘overweight’ thing is distance lines all have loooong bellies. the Barrio GT125’s belly is approximately 73′ feet long.
          cheers,
          marc

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