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runningfish 05-23-2013 04:48 PM

Redington Predator 6wt 7'10"
 
Well, after getting rid some spinning rods including the Zenith 7wt and not buying a new pair of sunglasses for at least another 2 or 3 seasons. I ended up getting the Redington Predator 6wt 7'10". I read a lot about over lining the Predator with a full weight up.
Can anyone recommend me a floating line for this rod? Can this rod take a 8wt Rio OBS? or should I just go with the Rio small mouth bass taper 6wt or 7wt? or even the Rio Bonefish line 6wt or 7wt?

thanks guys.

SkipS 05-23-2013 09:52 PM

Re: Redington Predator 6wt 7'10"
 
The 2 floating lines I use are a Wulff SWF saltwater line and a Wulff bass taper,both in 7wt.The rod will cast a 6wt SA GPX but not very good.I cant speak for any of the lines you mentioned but I would stay away from the 8wt OBS.That line is already overloaded by 2 weights if im not mistaken so an 8wt OBS is like a 10wt line.

runningfish 05-24-2013 01:20 AM

Re: Redington Predator 6wt 7'10"
 
I am only familiar with Wulff Ambush since they were similar to Rio OBS. The Rio OBS is 330grain for the 8wt with 36FT head, it will blast the flies into the horizon.

I am leaning towards the 7wt Rio Bass or the Bonefish taper.
Let's hope someone else would recommend me something else.

Sep 05-24-2013 08:46 AM

Re: Redington Predator 6wt 7'10"
 
I have a 6wt, older, first-generation, Predator - brown, pre-Sage acquisition, love it - and throw a 7wt Scientific Angler Mastery Series Bass Bug line with it. The combination works fine for me. I suspect it would work as well with the new Predators which, I believe, are a pinch faster.

Mike

runningfish 05-24-2013 09:24 AM

Re: Redington Predator 6wt 7'10"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sep (Post 559068)
I have the older 6wt Predator - brown, pre-Sage acquisition, love it - and throw a 7wt Scientific Angler Mastery Series Bass Bug line with it. The combination works fine for me. I suspect it would work as well with the new Predators which, I believe, are a pinch faster.

Mike

Two votes for 7wt line for the 6wt predator with SA line.

Break break.
I enjoyed your May 21st pictures, especially the last one with the cigar :thumbsup:. I haven't read it but I bookmarked your blog for future reading.

Sep 05-24-2013 09:41 AM

Re: Redington Predator 6wt 7'10"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by runningfish (Post 559082)
I enjoyed your May 21st pictures, especially the last one with the cigar :thumbsup:. I haven't read it but I bookmarked your blog for future reading.

Thanks. It's great fun and keeps me out of trouble. Mostly... ;)

runningfish 05-24-2013 10:06 AM

Re: Redington Predator 6wt 7'10"
 
Thanks for sharing. I will be doing that kind of excursions in the near future as of now I am just starting up with a family life and in the drawing board for a business.


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