I think i did when this thread first came up.. it's irrelevant though. A 5 wt rod iscacrod that throws a 5 wt line and a 5 wt line has bern fully defined by set number of grains.
Any rod that requires more graing than perscribed is by definition not a 5.
Edit.. ok I watched it.
1. If you cannot arialize 60 feet of line with extreme ease you are not a goid caster
2. Heavier lines were designed to cheat the learning curve
3. Heavier lines are designed to perform tasks that the rods they are meant to go on are not designed to do.
The size of the fish you are chasing is irrelevant. If you are fishing a aex dungeon on the Madison for your rods sake you need a 7 or 8 wt. Not a line that cam carry it put on your 5 wt.
His entire premise there is wrong
Also if you cannot cast DT close to 90 feet you aren't a great caster
His whole premise is that these lines are designed so that the least common denominator can fish. Beyond what he deserves.
Thats not progress it's failing to teach people how to cast.