You do have a point. I need to go try out the 5 wts. now. I've been testing the 4 wts.. One of my biggest fears was "what do I do now that I have a fish over 18" on my 1 or 3 wt.?" Either its going to snap my tippet or I'll have to fight him for a long time. I like the point you gave about lbs. per minute. Makes sense. Now that I'm leaning towards a 5 wt., has anyone tried out the Sage XP or Orvis T3?