6 Weight DS2

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by easymends, May 28, 2008.

  1. HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    Bellingham
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    My SAGE DS2 8'6" 4wt is one of my favorite rods and is dreaming in the summer on smaller streams.
  2. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Outer Duvall
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    Rio Trout taper will be just fine. The DS2 is a nice easy casting all around rod. It is not terribly particular about lines so whatever line you usually like will work well on the DS.

    I recently bought Rio's most recent iteration of the Trout Taper. The Trout Taper II. Its a really nice line. I am using a WT forward on post WWII South Bend. It is a slow but powerful rod and the Trout II is a good fit.

    The Wt forward has the built in loop at the lines end. The DT does not, as many people cut back the end of a DT for improved turnover with heavy or wind resistant flies and their associated stiffer leaders.

    I suspect the Trout taper might be a tad heavy but I have not weighed it. A 5wt feels more like a 5.5wt.


    TC