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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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5wt double taper = ARE 2/3 or 3/4?

Gonna build my first switch rod on an Anglers Roost blank - either the 11ft 2/3 or the 11 ft 3/4. Has anyone tried a 5wt single hand double taper (especially the Rio Trout LT double taper) on either of these rods? Any suggestions on whether either of those rods would match that line?

I have that line on my single hand 5wt and love it - just trying to figure out how the new rod would fit in with the gear I already own.
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Only thing I've found Dave is the old 'Rule of the Thumb' ...

on single hander vs. a 2hander rod (lines) seems to hold true. You have to 'up line' by 2.

Small edit: I think the reason for the 'two' is how the rod 'loads.' Air vs water stick.




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Hello David,

I build a ARE 11ft 2/3 and it cast a DT5F wonderfull. Very light rod and it bends right down to the grip.




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Nice looking build Peter.
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Thanks!

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Hello David,

I build a ARE 11ft 2/3 and it cast a DT5F wonderfull. Very light rod and it bends right down to the grip.




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Thanks, Peter - exactly the info I needed. The rod looks great!
Out of curiosity, is that the IM6 ($29) blank or the IM12?
Also, how long is the handle?

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It is the IM6 blank and the handle is (I think) about 60 cm. Just the same length as my Echo Classic 12'6" 6/7.

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