Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Olympic Peninsula
Echo SR 10'6" 4wt Question
I recently had the opportunity to use my Echo SR 4wt for the first time fishing for trout, using a 6wt (nominally 235gr) Ambush line. Casting a small soft hackle with a 10' intermediate Airflo trout poly leader with a few feet of 3 or 4x for tippet I most often could not get the cast to lay out. Instead it would flop off to the side rather than fully extend even in the absence of any substantial wind. It was only a bit better with a moderately weighted bugger off a 7 1/2' 2.6ips sinking poly leader tipped with a few feet of 2x.
I don't know if the problem is in my casting, the line/leader set-ups, or both. Any suggestions on what I might do to get the casts to lay out would be greatly appreciated.