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Re: WF or DT

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I just picked up some DT line and its fills the reel up pretty close to being too full. Once line is let out its fine but you have to be careful its brought in neatly to fit without rubbing the top of the reel.

I do no have much backing on. But is it possible to trim some of the fly line so it fits better?

Other then that it casts great!

Posted on: 2009/11/24 13:15
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Re: WF or DT

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Better to remove backing than fly line. If you take all the backing off and the line still fills the reel, the reel is too small for the line you are using. What is the wt of the line and how many yards of 20lb backing do you have on the reel?

Posted on: 2009/11/24 13:21


Re: WF or DT

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Ditto what tom said.

I have a reel that's lined a bit snugly as well. It's only an issue when I take all of the line onto the reel. In all fishing applications, it's fine. When the line is tightly wrapped, it doesn't rub. When fighting a fish, I make sure it's evenly wound.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 13:39


Re: WF or DT

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frohbego wrote:
I just picked up some DT line and its fills the reel up pretty close to being too full. Once line is let out its fine but you have to be careful its brought in neatly to fit without rubbing the top of the reel.
I do no have much backing on. But is it possible to trim some of the fly line so it fits better?
Other then that it casts great!


If you can't pull enough backing, split your DT in half. Same benefit of just turning it backwards after a year or three.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 13:46


Re: WF or DT

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I don't understand why you keep saying to cut a line in half. No backing is better than half a line. Not many see their backing but I get more than half way up my line on a regular basis. If you cut your line in half you cannot cast more than 36 feet.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 13:54


Re: WF or DT

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I think the reason why one would cut the DT in half is because DT lines aren't known for cast long distances so why need 80 to 100ft of it. I would only use a DT line on small trout stream where you don't cast to far because if I'm fishing any thing bigger id go with a WF to cast longer distances.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 14:24


Re: WF or DT

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tomgamber wrote:
I don't understand why you keep saying to cut a line in half. No backing is better than half a line. Not many see their backing but I get more than half way up my line on a regular basis. If you cut your line in half you cannot cast more than 36 feet.


Yeah, but then you can say, "Heck of a fish.... took me into my backing." A lot more often.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 14:26
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Re: WF or DT

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I'd say more like 40-45 depending on the line...That's all one really needs for short line work..IMO, we're really talking about two different applications..WF for big water (distance casting)..DT for med to small streams..That's how I rig up..You could cut excess line off your wf too, reducing weight..
85% of my fishing takes place within the bounds of 40ft of fly line..Don't forget leader adds average 9 foot..

Posted on: 2009/11/24 14:27


Re: WF or DT

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I only cut my dt3 in half, using each half on different reels. I have no problem with casting, I only use these on my little brookie rods, longest cast might be 15 feet. my dt6 I just recently turned around, nice getting a new line for "free". as for dt vs wf, I wouldn't say one is better than the other, they will have a different feel on different rods, just as different wt lines will. it's all personal preference. I use both and like both. hell, I even use a level line for bass!! it was 6 bucks!

Posted on: 2009/11/24 14:30


Re: WF or DT

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Plus, you get two lines in one..When one wears out you have a spare..

How many are casting more then 50 foot on Penns, or the littleJ, Spring..If so seems like a waste of energy..

Posted on: 2009/11/24 14:34


Re: WF or DT

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unless your fishing for steelheads you will never see backing in Pennsyltucky-lol

Posted on: 2009/11/24 15:23
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Re: WF or DT

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tomgamber wrote:
I don't understand why you keep saying to cut a line in half. No backing is better than half a line. Not many see their backing but I get more than half way up my line on a regular basis. If you cut your line in half you cannot cast more than 36 feet.


If you're pressed for room, and already don't have much backing on the reel, then you're gonna have to find plenty of room.

So, pre-split your DT line, put half on the reel and the other half on the spool for a couple years.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 15:33


Re: WF or DT

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pete41 wrote:
unless your fishing for steelheads you will never see backing in Pennsyltucky-lol


Untrue.

Posted on: 2009/11/24 15:38


Re: WF or DT

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I use WF all the time

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Re: WF or DT

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assuming one knows how to play fish.

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