I’ve got the cannon 7’6’ trout bum 1wt and I’ve a custom built 7’ 1wt they both work well with the SA mastery DT2, it’s a beautiful line ... well 2 lines if you cut in half and add morebacking.Thats very true Skinner
I reversed one of my light Sunray lines and tried the running line.
It weighed 52 grains 1st 30 feet excluding the level tip and went out nice on my TXL-000wt
The lightest Sunray floaters (0wt and 1wt) are both 2wt lines,I weighed them.
Which 1wt are you using?
I have that very rod and its fun on some of the streams I fish, where the trout don’t go very large.Sage made a TXL 000wt... probably a blast to use on the 1 day in 100 when it might be suitable. Having said that, I'd probably buy one!
I enjoyed reading that.. People will always accuse when they don't understand..Just saw this thread. I fished with TXL 0 weight for many years in our local small brook. It was matched to a quiet taper sage line.
I am a one venue one rod type so I tend to get into the groove of one rod till hopefully it’s second nature. The variety comes with trees, high banks. open banks. Weedy margins, pools, riffles, wind directions and days when my abilities just completely desert me.
Most fish under a pound but the odd two pound + in a season.
I had accusations levelled at me that it bordering on cruel as the rod didn’t have the power to bring a larger trout swiftly to net, but honestly if you use them you realise it’s not the case. With a larger fast action rod you tend to just be fighting with the tip flex and in a small stream it’s harder to steer a fish away from problems. When the unexpected larger fish does snatch on , or react to the hook I’m convinced the full flex also helps protect lighter tippets and knots. With the lighter rods you fold your wrist back and the full flex of the rod is working to counter side runs in to marginal weeds where most fish are lost on these waters. You need Hirohito you hold it above your head, you need compact to the side you have it already. It’s as effective on upstream runs, the only downside was on the odd occasions that the fish got past me and ended downstream with the extra current to pull against. Casting into and across wind was no real problem, getting a good turn over of the tippet was,but you just shorten the tippet and adjust the casting stroke to add a smidgen more punch.
Selling the TXL was a tough call. It wasn’t the line weight it was the length that I found a problem. I lost nearly two feet by changing down to a 6’ 2wt (orvis Helios blank) which has been a joy on our small brook so far.