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Picked up this rod as a light pocket water nymph / soft hackle swinging / no wind dry fly rod. I've only ever cast the heavier RPLs 790-4 or 8100-3 - So i'm curious if anyone has any favorite lines for the lighter RPLs 3-5wt). My first impulse is just to get a RIO Gold WF3F and be good with it, but I'm curious about the RIO LT WF, Wulff Triangle Taper, Air Flo, 406, SA and anything else that people like on the RPL series. Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
 

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I notice you are thinking of weight forward lines. We're about two generations into fly fishers who have never tried a double taper line. Believe it or not, but a DT3F would be perfect for that rod and pocket picking (or flat water) at usually, well under 60 feet or so. Not as good - better.
 

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Picked up this rod as a light pocket water nymph / soft hackle swinging / no wind dry fly rod. I've only ever cast the heavier RPLs 790-4 or 8100-3 - So i'm curious if anyone has any favorite lines for the lighter RPLs 3-5wt). My first impulse is just to get a RIO Gold WF3F and be good with it, but I'm curious about the RIO LT WF, Wulff Triangle Taper, Air Flo, 406, SA and anything else that people like on the RPL series. Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
Pocket water and nymphing = short casts and sometimes limited casting room. Get the line that will load it up the quickest and easiest in close distances.

SA GPX (actually MPX) or Wulff TT. You'll be happy with your choice and won't wish you had bought something else...
 

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A while back I got a deal on an RPL 2 wt blank and tried my hand at wrapping a rod. I failed miserably. Rod looks like crap.

Looks aside though, it's the best small stream rod I've owned, before or since. I've tried to replace it with at least a half dozen different 2 and 3 wts of various pedigrees and have found none better. And, while experimenting with other rods, I played with different lines as well. WF2F, WF3F, DT2F, DT3F, TT2F, TT3F. That RPL has never barked about any of them.
 
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