Ok, I took karstopo’s advice and set up different reels with different lines.
I have a 908-5 Cabela’s Bighorn rod. It’s nothing fancy, but is still functional. I actually purchased it for my 13 year old son. The problem I have is that it’s performance, or the lack there of, has been driving me crazy. Just saying.
Well, this morning I tried a 6 wt flat floating line on the rod. Why, because someone gave me the line and I can. LOL
Well, the line is only 50ft long and I was casting it into the backing. I was having difficulties achieving 40 feet with the 5wt line that came with the combo. I even tried another 5 WT line and that line was not performing any better either. The 6wt flat line was shooting 55-60 feet.
So I got another wild hair and tired the scientific anglers wet cel WF-5-S sink II line. Almost the same performance as the 6 WT flat line.
The comments I have read about, “it’s a “x” wt rod, but I like the way it throws “y” line better,” are making more cents now.
Wow... it is amazing what I am learning just by playing around with my fly gear.