Today I was testing a new fly reel loaded with WF#4 line.
I had no problem casting the rod.
This rod has been in my possession since I won it on an Ebay auction, maybe fourteen
years ago. It was during my "Fenwick phase", when I bought several Fenwick Fiberglass rods.
All of the rods cast well especially when roll cast. There are trees in Brooklyn and a fly rod
which is only 5 feet 3 inches long allows one to cast under most trees.