Hi Mike,Barrio wrote: Hmmm, sorry, I don't agree ....
I preferred the Barrio SLX #6 on the rod for both overhead and roll casting.
no need to disagree:
I cast fine with the 6wt., too. Most of my students prefered the 7wt. though - that was especially for non overhead casting and learning double hauling. Both lines are quite close together:Bernd Ziesche wrote: So my recommendation would be in the 6-7 wt. corner for the SLX-HT combination.
Personally I would take the 7wt. here. But I could also think of the 6wt. for little more stiffness, if desired.
Especially on Spey casts (little less bend compared to overhead) I recommend the SLX 7wt. here.
13,6 gram on the 6wt. and 15,2 gram on the 7wt.
So no problem in a general recommendation for the 6wt. or the 7wt. here in my book.
Well, we end up at he same point and don't recommend a 5 wt. or a 8 wt. line here. And I think that is because we know for many of us those lines would feel very light or very heavy.
So we try to match our recommendations not only on what we personally want but what we think should work for most people. Just like Lasse would take the casting level of his student into account.
Looks to me like we end up in a +/- 1 gram range for a general recommenation window in relation to the rod stiffness, Mike. That matches very well with all my experience in adjusting shooting head weights with students.
If 18 gram is prefered 16g and 20g shoots the head out of student's focus immediately. Even for those having no experience at all here that was. Most could feel a 1 gram difference (all else being equal) right from the beginning.
Lasse of course is right in recommending to check weigths of full lines either. For shooting head fishermen that is very common since long time in my experience.