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Old 12-06-2013, 09:57 PM
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have the same exact set-up as the original poster. only thing I have had issues with is tossing a large (6-7") articulated streamer. maybe exceeding capabilities of the line/rod, definitely exceeding abilities of the caster.
I love the integrated running line. use it for swinging and stripping flies. its so nice not having to deal with the knots.
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Thanks runningfish !

I'm not a pro of casting....

But, during my last trip, I used a 10' 7wt rod, doing only overhead casts at the beguinning. 3 days later on my trip, I only used spey and snake casts for nymphing. So I deceid to give a try to switch rods.

For nymph fishing with switch chuker, do I need a MOW line at the end of the line ?

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Well, I finally able to take the Chucker to the lake today regardless heavy rain and hard wind. The chucker will still shoot the line well even when I had incorrect anchors.

I don't know anything about MOW so I can't comment on that.
But I tried the Rio Spey Versileader 2.9ips 10ft. And I thought I was a pro caster, the chucker basically blasted all the running line no matter how much I stripped out from the reel in nice straight tight loops. No, so much with the Rio Freshwater Versileader 12ft floating. Will shoot all the line but gotta be very precise on the technique and the D loop.

A note from today's practice, obey the 180degree rule or your fly will hit your running time.
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I receive few days ago my new line. First impression, it's a very thick front head !! So thick for a # 7 !! Have a look on the picts.


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It look like a line 10 of one hand rod !!

Is it normal ?? I don't try it with the rod for the moment....
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I receive few days ago my new line. First impression, it's a very thick front head !! So thick for a # 7 !! Have a look on the picts.


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It look like a line 10 of one hand rod !!

Is it normal ?? I don't try it with the rod for the moment....
Yes Ben it is that THICK! My chucker #6 that I already sold was very thick also, even the bass would have a heart attack with the splash.
But the line will cast good with the right rod. Below is a picture of how it was sitting on my Kraken 3. with no room to spare and that after I carefully placed the line back evenly on the spool.

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I can't speak to the #7 line exactly and can only comment on the #6 line that I have. It does have a thick head, but that's by design. That's a skagit head. Short, compact and heavy and what's going to help you fish tips and big flies on the swing. When you're not swinging and want to indy fish with it, use a poly leader or make/use a long leader out of Mono or Flouro. From recollection, that's what your intended use was? If so, I wouldn't sweat it.
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Thanks guys !

Yes Hans ! I have a Alpha III size 4 and the line feet perfect !

Jaybo, I'll fish mostly swinging tube flies here in Europe, and a lot of nymph this year in November, for Salmon River steelhead !! so, I'll purchase a medium MOW tip float for nymhing !!
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Thanks guys !

Yes Hans ! I have a Alpha III size 4 and the line feet perfect !

Jaybo, I'll fish mostly swinging tube flies here in Europe, and a lot of nymph this year in November, for Salmon River steelhead !! so, I'll purchase a medium MOW tip float for nymhing !!
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