Re: Line for an 8wt vintage glass...
I have quite a few of the old 333 lines, but I bought them back before they made things more complicated than they needed to be.
Most of the those that I have left are full sinking and intermediates. One is an 8wt bass taper, three are sinktips
My 444 lines are all lower weight DT lines (3,4,5wt) except for a WF9F. That one I use a lot, a real lot, and on an 8wt rod.
That one has 6" cut from the front taper to make it easier to cast larger flies
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart