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Old 09-27-2009, 06:42 PM
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Default good fly line for a 8 1/2 foot long bamboo fly rod

ok so i need to know a good line size for a 8 1/2 foot bamboo fly rod.something for long casting and floating
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: good fly line for a 8 1/2 foot long bamboo fly rod

It depends on what the rod was built for. My 8.5 Granger is a DT5F. My 8.5 Pillipson is a DT6F. I typically use Cortland Peach DT's or Hook and Hackle. but I've been using Cortland Sylk on a 7.5 5WT. Wasn't sure I would like it but I really do. I have also use RIO's Selective Trout and like it. I use DT on all my bamboos and vintage fiberglass...they just seem to load better to me. I use wF on my Graphite rods.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: good fly line for a 8 1/2 foot long bamboo fly rod

Go to one of the local fly shops and try the different weights on your rod and see which one feels the best to you. I personally use both Cortland DT and the Wulff long belly triangle taper.
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Default Re: good fly line for a 8 1/2 foot long bamboo fly rod

Sylk line was made especially for bamboo rods, though I use it on my Superfine. The line was very little memory.

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Default Re: good fly line for a 8 1/2 foot long bamboo fly rod

Your 8'6" Japanese rod is probably a 6wt.... mine is
I fish one of the old model Cortland 333 lines on it
But if was in the market for a new line I'd get a Hook&Hackle High Floater
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