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Old 10-14-2014, 09:49 PM
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Default Scott Radian line. recommendation?

I ordered a 906 radian yesterday and need recommendations from guys using them. I noticed what they recommend on the site..... but for me, 80% of my fishing is for creek smallies and if I carry the 6wt for trout it's all about streamers...and last resort would be double nymph rigs. So knowing all this what should I look into.

I'll also add that I have a 6wt rio outbound short and a rio intermediate streamer tip line. I'm thinking the OBS will be too much.
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I used Rio Gold. But I wish I would put it with Rio perception. I calle Barchi he told me to put expert distance on it, My local dealer did not have that line and recommend me Rio Gold.
If you like the Rod loading feeling go with GPX or Gol.
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Default Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

I'm using Rio Gold on my Radian 5wt & it seems to work very well but I have not tried any other lines on it yet. I did pick up an Airflo Mend to try for nymphing but the Gold is working for me.
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Default Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

so would yall consider the gold to be a good one for throwing bass bugs and weighted streamers?
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Default Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

I've never thrown any bass bugs with my Rio Gold, but it works fine for streamers. I use it for both my 6wt and my 7wt streamer fishing. I talked to Scott's senior builder and he puts Gold on both of his Radians too.
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Default Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

For Streamers and bigger flies this is what I have found.

Scientific Anglers Mastery GPX, Magnum Taper or Galloup Floating Streamer Taper

Airflo SuperDri Exceed

Haven't found a good streamer line option for the Radian from Rio. The #6 Outbound Short, Power Fly, and Streamer Tips all overload the Radian #6. The tip on the Gold is a little light to turnover heavier payloads - works great for dry flies and light nymphing but will fold a little with streamers, especially weighted varieties.
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Default Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

I don't know why but I really don't like the SA GPX on any rod I have tested it on.
Probably just me.
I like the Rio perception for dryfly fishing. And the Rio Outbound short is great for heavier flies. But use the 5wt on the #6 rod (but in for me the 6wt works ok as well). I always use the Outbound short with a poly leader. Its much nicer to cast with a poly leader.

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Default Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

well.....i guess i'll try my 6wt OBS and my 6wt intermediate Streamertip lines. i talked to the boys at Schultz Outfitters today. they are warmwater guys too and they said they all fish and own Radians in 6-8wts and each of them uses either the S.A. Titan taper or Rio Outbound Short for floating line and the Outbound Short Intermediate tip for streamers. looks like i might already have what i need
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The Outbound short with intermidiet tip is my go to seatrout streamer line.
Works great at the windy Norwegan costline.
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