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2012/03/29 18:50:06 (permalink)

casting flies

I was given a Redington Clearwater 7'6" 4wt fly rod and would like to know what is the smallest fly that can be cast with this rod

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    Skip16503
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    RE: casting flies 2012/03/29 19:03:19 (permalink)
    I cast down to a 28 on my 4 Wt and I'm sure it can go to a 32

     



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    RE: casting flies 2012/03/29 20:57:47 (permalink)
    Thanks Skip for the reply

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    RE: casting flies 2012/03/30 07:35:39 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Skip16503

    I cast down to a 28 on my 4 Wt and I'm sure it can go to a 32

     
    Agreed.

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    RE: casting flies 2012/03/30 10:14:37 (permalink)
    There is no lower limit on the size of the fly you can cast on a particular rod. From a casting perspective, consider a leader with no fly- it casts just fine. So I could take my 10 wt with a 7X tippet and cast a #32. The upper limit for rods/flies is another story for another thread.

    The challenge comes in fishing with and catching fish on tiny flies I wouldn't want to use my 10 wt for fishing 20's let alone 32's. It is stiff as a poker in the tip and there would be no flex on a run. If that is actually the question you're asking, then it always will come down to how the rod flexes and how soft your wrists are, but yeah a soft-ish 4 wt should be able to go down to the tiniest flies with no problems.

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    RE: casting flies 2012/03/30 12:35:50 (permalink)
    It's not so much of a problem casting small flies as it is when you try to cast larger flies with rods rated for four weight line or less, especially into the wind.
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    RE: casting flies 2012/03/30 18:34:34 (permalink)
    Thank you all very much for your replies this answers my question very well
    cast_by_fly thanks for the explanation.

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