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Old 12-20-2012, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: My first two-hander

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Originally Posted by plecain View Post
It's a normal single-handed Cortland WF8F.
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Originally Posted by randyflycaster View Post
That line won't work very well.
The only thing I disagree with Randy on this is in degree. That line won't work at all. Single hand lines vs. Spey lines are in no way related. The weights are not even close. You will end up either thinking you suck, the rod sucks or both suck if you continue to try and use that line. Call the Red Shed fly shop and ask what the grain window is for that rod and what style they had in mind when the designed it.

Being that they described it as "a 'true fast action' rod" I am going to say Scandi. This is a bottom hand style cast. Go look at YouTube for videos by Heinrik Mortensen. There are a lot of guys that love this style, I personally don't. Scandi rods tend to be fast action and have shorter top grips. Look where he holds his hand on the top grip. The lower you go due to the nature of the type cast the higher the rod tip speed. This is the opposite to the traditional style cast which I do.

Lastly, get that line off of your rod. Don't cast it till you have the proper line as it is harder to unlearn than learn and using a single hand line will teach you bad habits. Here is the link to the Red Shed. Get the right line first Ask for grain window


Larry posted a great link a while back so I am editing this to include it.

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