Am I on the right track? Tips/Cheaters/Casting Ratio
Situation: I'm catching everything. 5/6 wt, 12'6" rod with 8' straight T7 (56gns). Friend has only 8 wt rod, 13' and using 10' straight T14 (140gns). He's not getting the clean drift, getting hung up and perhaps fishing below the fish. Since his 600gns head should be matched with the heavy tip, My advice: get MOW 5:5 of the heavy... or, get a straight T14, cut to 4' in length (56gns) and add a 7' cheater of some kind, floater or intermediate shouldn't matter correct? With the 25' of head, 7' cheater, and 4' or tip it will provide the 3:1 casting ratio we would like but also allow us to fish the same water column?
Thanks for your feedback.