Went out yesterday with the fly rod for the first time in a few years. There's a spot here on Whidbey where a few pen raised salmon come into a lagoon and 12" to 14" blackmouths and SRC's congregate to pick off wayward eggs. No salmon in yet, ergo no smaller fish. People look at me funny when I'm fishing these smaller fish while salmon are jumping occasionally in the lagoon but the salmon are pretty rough by the time they're in there and don't take well anyway. Oh yeah, this post has a point... I took the 6/7wt rod but the line was toasty so I grabbed the 5wt line spool. I've cast this line on this rod before and it worked just "ok" in low wind. With the wind blowing in my face it was a real struggle. The back cast would fling back with little effort and a nice tight loop. But the forward cast would pile. Even on shorter casts the leader would fail to turn. So I was trying everything... Side arm for a lower profile, Hauling and double hauling, driving for a lower turn over height, etc. Just whipping the water frothy and basically feeling like a rusty duffer while exacerbating my tennis elbow. I'm tossing that old line. I'm going with a new 6wt (possibly a 7wt) shooter this weekend. And I'm bringing the spinning gear in case the wind is up.