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Old 04-21-2014, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Short 6 wt

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Any line recommendations for the predator?
I overline mine a step with a 7wt front-loaded bass taper. But we may not be talking apples to apples. My Predator is the old model; the brown, pre-Sage acquisition (I think), version. Liked it so much that I chased down a second, on clearance, when they changed the rod. I needn't have bothered. The new one seems just as nice.

I have thrown the newer model and liked it quite a bit, but was pitching an 8wt with visions of redfish. I now have a new 9wt in mind and it's likely to be a Predator.

Back to the 6wt... The new model seems just a pinch faster, so the single step overline still seems in order - IF it's big stuff you're pitching. But then, that's what a Predator's for, right?

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Another vote for the short Redington Predator.I also upline mine with a 7wt bass taper and it throws a variety of bugs very nicely.Makes a great canoe rod.
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i use the sage bluegill line on my predator...its 230grs so basically a 7wt. for sink tip i use airflow streamer max 240gr. customizable...mine is trimmed back 10" so it weighs around 225grs. and i use the rio outbound short intermediate tip in 6wt for slow sinking.
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