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Old 03-12-2014, 02:18 PM
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So I took my 7wt out today and was a joy to cast when the guides weren't froze over and 30 mph winds not in my face. Need to spool the 8wt up but not sure what I should toss on a reel for it. 8'6" 8wt Heddon Mark 'Golden 50' Pro Weight. I've got a couple of 7wt lines an Airflo Bass/ Musky Taper along with a Rio Smallmouth line. Wondering if I should get an intermediate or other sinking line or sink tip? Another brand I should try? I don't like the feeling of textured lines as I got to play with one that a buddy has.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:24 PM
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Medalist 1495 1/2 might do you... 1496 1/2 might be a little more weight to better balance but they're tougher to come by...
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:25 PM
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As for the reel it is going to get an Edco Ind, Solitude SR4 reel Sweet reels that are dead quiet.
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I misread... I thought you said you didn't know what reel to toss on it
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Default Re: Line for an 8wt vintage glass...

A lot of people like the 333 lines on old glass rods. That's what I used exclusively for years.
Now I'm not so picky

A couple of years ago, I bought one of those $10 factory second lines for an '80s graphite 8wt and it didn't work at all.
Had to be something wrong with it, being a factory second and all...
I was going to throw it out until I tried it on a 1950s LLBean (H-I made) rod..... cast the whole line without effort.
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I second 333 lines... Glass and boo crowd love'em... I've cast a few and they work great... Plus they're priced well.
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Don't expect anybody to suggest modern, long bellied, "high tech" lines for your 40 year old glass rods. That's not what works.
Traditional lines for traditional rods
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Don't expect anybody to suggest modern, long bellied, "high tech" lines for your 40 year old glass rods. That's not what works.
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That's why I was asking.

Edit- Any of the 333 better than others I see there is a plus, pro, etc...
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Default Re: Line for an 8wt vintage glass...

Almost forgot Cortland 444 Classic... Probably the hands down #1 line used in the vintage category...

If you're throwing buggers and such the 333 pro trout/444 should be fine... If you plan on using poppers and bulkier stuff I'd recommend the 333 pro bass...

333+ is Cortland's bottom line offering... Never used it... Not that it's probably bad or anything but I usually prefer to be a step above entry level

I think Cabelas still has 444 intermediate camo on clearance
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Default Re: Line for an 8wt vintage glass...

Thanks I've been eyeing a few of the 444 lines might have to order a few up to play with.
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