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Post 06 Jul 2020, 14:46 • #1 
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I understand there are two different 6'8" Imperials. One is a 4wt and one is a 6wt. Is one of those specifically marked 4wt or are they both marked 6wt and one of those a good 4wt?

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Post 06 Jul 2020, 17:35 • #2 
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I don't recall seeing one marked for a 4 or 5 weight line, only 6 weight.

I've never been one to believe line recommendations anyway. I have plenty of rods that I think are marked for a line lighter than the sweet spot. For my particular Imperial rod, I like a DT4 line. I haven't handled enough of these to decide if there are two different 'flavors' out there. Some very experienced people feel that is the case.


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Post 06 Jul 2020, 18:33 • #3 
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Thanks Tom.....


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Post 06 Jul 2020, 19:48 • #4 
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My Imperials are graphite and 3/4 weight...Matched 7 and 9 fotters.


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Post 06 Jul 2020, 21:19 • #5 
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Colston Newton wrote:
My Imperials are graphite and 3/4 weight...Matched 7 and 9 fotters.

Everytime I search eBay for St Croix rods, I have to wade through all the Imperials made from that other material. Orvis and LL Bean too.


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Post 07 Jul 2020, 12:12 • #6 
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Try looking under Fiberglass St. Coix fly rod.


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Post 07 Jul 2020, 19:46 • #7 
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Is there any way to identify the four weight from the six weight without purchasing everyone you see to try it out?

The one I have now is certainly not a four weight.

Thanks--Barry



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Post 07 Jul 2020, 19:54 • #8 
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Barry, I have never seen one rated 4wt, that does not mean there isn't such a creature out there.

Even the little 6ft Herters/St Croix I had was rated 6wt if I recall correctly. Again, old memory, but I think I used a 5wt the couple times I used it.

A lot of folks seem to like lighter lines on short rods, and I think somebody just decided they had one that was a 4wt.


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Post 07 Jul 2020, 21:20 • #9 
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There was one on here once upon a time with the name Arthur MacArthur on it that someone said was labeled 4-5-6, it had letter designations, IIRC. maybe a search will turn it up?

I think on the older rods and maybe especially Phillipsons that the lower numbered line doesn't cast better because of the matching the rod so much as because it has a smaller diameter to run though those tiny guides. I know that's true on my DFS, WF4 sails out there and #5 or #6 drag enough to slow the line down, but the rod feels better to me with the #6 (rod is marked HDH)


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Post 07 Jul 2020, 21:49 • #10 
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Thanks Guys


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Post 10 Jul 2020, 14:11 • #11 
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Had mine out today it was casting nicely with a Cortland DT4 up to 35ft without pushing it to hard.
I then tried a Cortland DT5 it cast that nicely as well, unfortunately I forgot the WF5.
So far I prefer the DT4


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