Found a nice 366-2 LL. It's now the shortest of my fly rods.
Its pretty obvious from a 126 down to 120 gain on a 4 wt man. I just went through 5 different lines casting side by side and there was a NOTABLE difference between true to weight lines in WF and Rio Gold. To each their own.Very nice rod napawino, one of my first unobtainables ever drooled over in Kelly Galloup's 'Troutsman' Fly Shop. I can still vividly remember Rock Wilson (manager) pantomiming with dialog, rod in hand, casting a #18 caddis to a mid-teens Brown 20' out in a hard to reach lie..
svinyard: RIO Gold is not heavy.. unsure why you keep promoting the notion. Yes the 4wt specs are 126 grains.. yet still within guidelines. Yes, on the upper end. Show me a caster who can tell a few (as in singular) grains one way or another. Some line manufacturers script a plus / minus of 5% in the fine print, that could equate to 24+ grains from one 4wt line to the next when figured low end extreme to the high side.
If you don't care for the Gold, that I can get (Personally no great love or devotion to it either) I also like many SA lines. Apologies for the minor rant but I feel it's inaccurate info concerning the RIO Gold.