sushiyummy & C&R
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sandy, Deschutes are nearby
One more thing to add.
Rod load can feel heavier with sinking tips/ heads than with floating line systems for the same RHW. The sunk anchor and less lift both in air and water can often leave behind some load on the tip when changing planes from back to fwd cast.
This could mean that the beginning of the fwd stroke may start with some rod load. Thus rather than starting close to a relaxed tip, one is starting with some resistance caused by the sinking line experiencing this lessor lift than floater, creating the impression it is a heavier line system.
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