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Default Re: Winston Boron II MX 5/6 wt 9ft

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Originally Posted by sherlocktt View Post
Ty for this mate, but i can't found anywhere how many grains line should i use for Borons MX II 6 wt 9ft.
Can some help me with this?
One usually does not see grain weight charts for single handed rods as one would see for Spey rods. However I used to keep notes on a rod's performance from either parking lot casting or fishing, so I could write up a description for the shop's website (rather than cutting and pasting what a manufacturer had to say).

Here is something from my notes for a 9' 6 weight B2Mx:
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Not the typical Winston. Feels closer to Sage TCR. Flex point is higher on the rod than B2x. Best casts at medium to long. Short game can be improved with a heavier line. Prefer it more as a streamer rod.
Floating line recs: Rio Grand, SA Mastery GPX
(edit 4/28/13 for this thread: Rio Grand was +.5 line weight at the time, around 172ish grains. SA GPX is still .5 over)
Nymph/Steelhead line recs: Rio or SA Mastery Steelhead Tapers WF7F or WF8F depending on payload
Intermediate line recs: Cortland 444 Camo WF7I
Streamer line recs: Airflo Depth Finder 200 grain, Rio Streamer Line 200 grain, Cortland QD 175 or 225 grain depending on payload
The new Rio Grand should be fine even though it is +1 over. A B2Mx can handle line mass as heavy as 225 grains. It will not hurt having extra line mass to help throw those big bugs.

Dennis
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