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Old 07-05-2013, 09:59 PM
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Default Line for TFO BVK 6wt?

I recently purchased a BVK 6wt.



First off, I LOVE this rod so far. It had really helped tighten up my loops and distance.



Here is my question:

What line would you guys recommend for this rod and what wt line?



I will be using it for double nymph rigs w/indicator and streamers on the Lower Sac in California.



I have tried an Allen WFF6 line which was decent but I needed a minimum of 30-35ft out w/ heavy double hauling before I could even start to feel the rod load. With that I could then easily shoot another 30ft of line.



I tried my 5wt GT125 distance line from Barrio but even with 40-50ft + line out it seemed too light.



I did measure the deflection with this rod and came up with a ERN of 6.64 if that even matters.



The lines I have been thinking of are:

SA Mastery Nymph in 7wt

SA Steelhead in 7wt



Rio Indicator in 6wt

Rio Gold in 6wt



I am thinking a 6.5 - 7wt line would be ideal.



This will be fished from both bank and drift mostly, then the occasional bass pond too.



Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. (I posted this on the rod forum too, probably should have posted it here only)


Thanks!


Update:



I purchased the 7wt RIO Atlantic Salmon line. Last night I went out to cast it for the first time on my new rod.



I really like the setup.



Here is a video of the line and BVK rod. Soon I'll post a video for people to critique my casting so I don't form bad habits as I'm still pretty new.




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I have a BVK 5wt. and have used both Rio Grand and Rio Gold in WF6F and both work well. I found that 5 wt. lines, just didn't cut it with the 5 wt. BVK.

I've read posts from others that have also had good luck overlining this rod by 1 to 1 1/2 sizes.

I love the BVK rod.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Line for TFO BVK 6wt?

I own 3 bvk's and have found they perform best when overlined by one weight or with a line in the recommended weight, but with a heavy, short front end such as Rio Outbound. Great rods imo.
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Default Re: Line for TFO BVK 6wt?

Thanks. I am thinking of using Rio Steelhead line, one weight higher.

Any thoughts on that line? I am torn between rio gold, steelhead or rio indicator.
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I use 5WT line on my 5WT BVK. I don't have a lot of problems feeling the rod load but maybe I would like overlining it better. I just spooled my backup reel with 6WT and will give it a try next week.
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Default Re: Line for TFO BVK 6wt?

Update:



I purchased the 7wt RIO Atlantic Salmon line. Last night I went out to cast it for the first time on my new rod.



I really like the setup.



Here is a video of the line and BVK rod. Soon I'll post a video for people to critique my casting so I don't form bad habits as I'm still pretty new.



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