When fishing here on the island for drum and stripers in rough weather with a heavy current running, 8oz. is the minimum to 12 oz. max. Reason for learning the back cast.
2-4oz are the norm for summer calm water small fish, fishing. the 175gm would be closer to what we fish with than the 100gm.
I understand where you are comming from but everyone doesn't fish on Hatteras Island or cast a 6-12 oz.weight that often.I really don't think we would be doing anyone a great service by making the 175 gr. a regular event at our tournaments. We can see how others feel about it but I agree with the dead cow statement by Andy.
As for the 100 gr.that seems a little light and could require different equipment and who needs that? Notice I said could require different equipment.I am not sure of that.
U.S. casters have come a long long way in the past few years and I beleive more weight classes would just slow that progress down.That is just my opion.
Thanks for your suggestion.See you in July?
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