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Hi guys,

so what is your favourite line weight to cast? I think mine used to be a six, but I'm really into the four at the moment.

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Two for the small streams. Mostly been using the old Orvis Superfine but have recently got a Cortland Sylk to try for next season, I may go lighter in the future :ninja: On the Avon, I've been fishing the GT90 #4 but felt undergunned on the Monnow.
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Between 18-25 gram shootingheads :cool:

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I really meant for the pleasure of casting, Vince i.e. throwing it around. For example, even while on the boat, there are times when I'll just want to cast for the hell of it. I might charge up the lumi-line, or bite the fly off and have a play. Weird I know, but it raises my fishing/casting game! A good example of a change of line would be when fishing in Exmouth a few years ago for a month and a half, we'd go out for a floodlight cast on a footy pitch. #10s in the salt. #5 on the pitch.

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Still a #2, mostly with glass but I have a bamboo part built in the shed. I do throw either a #6 opti or a 125 around on the grass but I've never bitten the fly off just to cast, can't see that happening :kungfu:
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Probably a 6wt DT, if it's only casting and not fishing.

For fishing, 8 or 10wt.

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For casting off water definitely a 6wt. I fish with weights higher and lower but practice and experiment with the 6.
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For casting, a 6wt., gladly the Snowbee XS ED Extreme Distance.
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If there is no wind - a four weight! Otherwise something heavier. :)
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When I go out for a cast, I grab my HT 5 Comp rod, and usually a 5-line (orange RIO Gold WF 5 F or an orange SA MED depending on mood - and which reel is at the top of the drawer :-). Sometimes I'll grab a 4 or a 6 instead just for the fun of it.
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