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Old 10-27-2011, 07:00 AM
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Default Line and reel match for Sage Vantage 9ft 9wt (pike and saltwater)

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Just received the mentioned rod. I'll use it for occasional Pike and saltwater. Now I'll have to buy the reel and line as well.

I prefer not to spend a lot so found the okuma airframe to be a good choice, very cheap but in UK forums they say it is durable. Has anyone tried it here?

For pike I think to go for Rio Pike line, but what about the saltwater? Which is preferable? Shooting head (which I'm thinking about the Orvis one) or separate lines?

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Default Re: Line and reel match for Sage Vantage 9ft 9wt (pike and saltwater)

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For pike I think to go for Rio Pike line,
Thank you for reading. Please leave a comment.
cheers
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The Rio Pike line is about the only Pike taper I never tried. I can't say with any certainty how good it is, but I have come to like the Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Pike Musky taper. To be fair to Rio, I only own one Rio line and I love it.

Sorry I have not tried the reel so can't help you there.
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Default Re: Line and reel match for Sage Vantage 9ft 9wt (pike and saltwater)

Thank you for the reply.

I bought the mentioned reel, and it's fine. For 20 euros is really worth to buy. Loaded it with a floating Airflo velocity #9 (used to be called tru cast, seems the company is selling the same line under another name and with a different color), simply since my local shop did not have any Pike lines. Anyway the set up does the job. At the beginning it was really difficult to get used to the set up, since I had experience only with light weighted rods and flies. At the end of the day I could cast a 4/0 sized pike fly for about 20 meters. Not the best, but just fine for the moment.

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The Rio Pike line is about the only Pike taper I never tried. I can't say with any certainty how good it is, but I have come to like the Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Pike Musky taper. To be fair to Rio, I only own one Rio line and I love it.

Sorry I have not tried the reel so can't help you there.
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Default Re: Line and reel match for Sage Vantage 9ft 9wt (pike and saltwater)

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Thank you for the reply.

I bought the mentioned reel, and it's fine. For 20 euros is really worth to buy. Loaded it with a floating Airflo velocity #9 (used to be called tru cast, seems the company is selling the same line under another name and with a different color), simply since my local shop did not have any Pike lines. Anyway the set up does the job. At the beginning it was really difficult to get used to the set up, since I had experience only with light weighted rods and flies. At the end of the day I could cast a 4/0 sized pike fly for about 20 meters. Not the best, but just fine for the moment.

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I would think 20 m would be very sufficient. It is actually quite good with such a large fly.

As for the saltwater fly line, you might want to talk that over with a fly shop or manufacturer. According to the companies, saltwater lines have a harder coating that stands up to the saltwater environment. There are, of course, many tapers for different presentations just like the freshwater lines.

The real difference comes in the core of the line, and it depends on where you are fishing. If you are fishing topical or subtropical areas, the stiffer cores are going to help with your loop stability on long casts. If you are fishing in higher or lower latitudes, the multifiliament braided cores are going to stay supple and manageable in colder temps.
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