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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    The money will translate to a more pleasurable experience, IMO. Both a Mercedes and a cheap Toyota will get you to your destination. The Mercedes will give you a nicer ride.
    FWIW, I don't care about cars, so I drive a cheap Toyota. I do care about fishing, so I don't mind paying more for better gear.

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    Ok...because I had nothing better to do after TVA ruined my trout fishing trip.....by opening the sluice releasing a lot more water than what they were supposed to below Normandy....I did some casting and measuring. Casting a 1/64 ounce TM jig head...with a TM body on it...using the 6 foot long Fine Tail Banshee SUL rod...I got 54 feet average of 5 casts using 2.3# test Varivas ester with a .117mm diameter. Switching to the Sunline Troutist Area Meister 3# test with a diameter of .128mm I got a 5 cast average of 64 feet on same rod. Both reels had same diameter spool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post
    ...I got 54 feet average of 5 casts using 2.3# test Varivas ester with a .117mm diameter. Switching to the Sunline Troutist Area Meister 3# test with a diameter of .128mm I got a 5 cast average of 64 feet on same rod.
    That's outstanding distance for a 1/64 oz bait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    That's outstanding distance for a 1/64 oz bait.
    That is good distance. I attribute that to the small diameter lines....the nylon being soft...and the ester with the fluoride coating makes it very slick, even though it is bit stiff. I no longer have any 2# test Nanofil to test with but it would have cast considerably farther.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post
    Ok...because I had nothing better to do after TVA ruined my trout fishing trip.....by opening the sluice releasing a lot more water than what they were supposed to below Normandy....I did some casting and measuring. Casting a 1/64 ounce TM jig head...with a TM body on it...using the 6 foot long Fine Tail Banshee SUL rod...I got 54 feet average of 5 casts using 2.3# test Varivas ester with a .117mm diameter. Switching to the Sunline Troutist Area Meister 3# test with a diameter of .128mm I got a 5 cast average of 64 feet on same rod. Both reels had same diameter spool.


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    Awesome Randy! I was going to do a test to answer the question but ran out of daylight. 64í is impressive for 1/64th oz jighead.


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    Ok, just came back from my driveway,using a shakespeare 6'5 micro rod with an shimano 1000 series reel,with 2# Berkley fireline crystal, I casted the 1/64 oz TM an average of 50'.
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    That’s a good cast. I bought some 3lb crystal and the jury is still out. Need to try the 2lb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetbum View Post
    Thatís a good cast. I bought some 3lb crystal and the jury is still out. Need to try the 2lb.
    Yes,that 1/64 TM is so light, dropping down to 2llb would make a difference.I also sprayed on some Blakemore Reel Magic to see what it would do...it didnt do anything.

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