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I bought a Sage XP490-2 and got a package deal with Airflo ridgeline WF5F line and Ross CLA 1.5 reel. The line that I have in it got a small nick in it and it catches the leader once in a while and I'm worried that it might break if I get into a big fish.

I want to get a new line for the rod. I am heading to Bend on Wed and will be using it while I'm there. Should I go with a 4 weight line instead of the 5 weight? What brand works best with this setup? I'm a new fly fisher, but am getting the hang of things. Can probably cast 60 ft with this setup.
 

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Either will work.
I'd overline it with a 5 if you want to make quick, shorter accurate casts while floating rivers.
The 5 will help load the rod more quickly.
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Valid point. I'll be getting a 3 or 4 weight trout classic for small streams. Since my 4 weight is a 2 piece it will be best for floating rivers, lakes, and Rocky Ford.

I'll get a SA GPX wf5
 

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Valid point. I'll be getting a 3 or 4 weight trout classic for small streams. Since my 4 weight is a 2 piece it will be best for floating rivers, lakes, and Rocky Ford.

I'll get a SA GPX wf5
What is your required cast length? The GPX is a half weight overlined. Using the 5wt version on a 4wt will likely overpower the rod if you are casting more than 30 feet.
The GPX 4wt is already overlined for that rod. The XP was actually pretty true to its weight designation, unlike the Sage One for example.
 
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