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Old 07-06-2008, 07:45 AM
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G-Loomis

Ok my first post here.First a little bit about my self.
I am 42 year old and i live in Iceland and i love fishing and fly fishing is no 1 2 and 3 and i have lot of rivers and lakes here and i fish Brown Trouts Arctic Char and in summer Atlantic Salmon.

Now i hope someone here in this forum can help me because i am new to double handed rods and bought one G-Loomis Stinger GLX 14´for line # 9/10 and have a line on it which seems to be a wrong line it is RIO Outbound #10 and at RIO homepage it is sold as a shooting line for single hand rods.

Anyone here who can advise or know something about lines for spey rods or double handed rods

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Old 07-06-2008, 09:10 AM
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You can call Rio and speak to them directly. I guess the big question is how long of a head do you want? Longer head-lines are harder to cast, but you don't have to strip much line in. (This is an advantage when fishing on a river.) With shorter bellies you have to strip more line in - great for fishing stillwaters.

I'd certainly consider the Rio Windcutter Line or the Airflow Delta Spey. They're both shorter-head lines, designed, partly, for newer spey casters.

Skagit lines have even shorter heads and allow you to cast with limited space behind you, but you'll have to do a lot of stripping. They're probably the easiest lines to cast, but because of their fat heads some people feel they make too much noise on the water.

With a 14' foot rod you good also go with a medium head. IMHO, I'd stay away from the long-head lines, at least for now. This site might help you:

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Old 07-11-2008, 09:12 AM
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Well i have a RIO OutBound on my G-Loomis Stinger 14 ´9/10 and the wight of that taper is 425 Grains.

Today i go to my sportstore and bougt a new RIO Spey AFS OutBound 10/11 with a taper weight of a 640 Grains and i am looking forward to test it this weekend when i go again to River Ranga

Anybody here which have test this Line

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Old 07-11-2008, 01:03 PM
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I just ordered an AFS shooting head. The head is 36' feet. I also ordered a Rio Versitip leader.

The AFS also comes as an intergrated line - not a shooting head. It was designed, in part, for softer presentation - not for turning over real big flies.

Another line you might look out are the Rio Windcutter, and the Airflo Delta, both about a 52' head.

I guess you have to decide how much line you want outside you're rod tip before you cast. Also, the longer the head the more room you will need behind you.

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Old 07-11-2008, 01:14 PM
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This new AFS Spey Outbond is with shooting head which is 37´long and has a black spot in line where the shooting pont is.I am going early morning to fish a Atlantic Salmon but last weekend i caught 2 Salmons 11 and 13 pounds but was unhappy with the line but i will keep you informed here how this one works and post some pics.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:06 PM
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It is so much increase of cast length i got with this heavier shooting line then the former which was to light for the rod.I now easily cast for 45 to 50 yards and longer with powerful body movements.

I got 4 Atlantic Salmons in that trip to River Ytri Ranga and they was all great to fight with but they weight from 5 pounds to 14 pounds

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very nice landscape and great river

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in that trip to River Ytri Ranga
Er etta ekki Eystri?
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