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Old 11-22-2010, 05:33 PM
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I just purchased a 7wt. z-axis swicht rod and a 9 wt. bauer reel, any recommendations on a good spey line system? Any tips/suggestions greatly appreciated
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Do you want to cast Skagit or Scandi style?
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I was thinking skagit.
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Rio Skagit Short 425 grains. You can throw the 375, but it feels light. It could be difficult to throw bulkier flies.

It has been awhile since I have casted this rod, but if I recall correctly, it can throw 10 feet of T-11 with the 425 grain Skagit Short head.

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Thanks MP...Good fishing
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Default Re: switch spey line reccomendations

Forgot about this thread. Lots of 'commercial lines' out there but (for the same/less money) you want 'just your line' Google SGS (Steve Gotshall Specials) lines. You can find out much more by going to R B Meiser Rods web site.

Thing about these lines is they're built specifically for 'your rod' and casting style. Lines usually run right at 2.5 times the rod length and the number of 'grains' in the head will be 'tuned' to your casting style. Mine as an example, is a fairly quick lift, slow through the formation of the cast/D-Loop and then 'peddle to the metal' on the forward cast.

So the lines (for my three new 2-handers) have all been on the light side of a rods specific 'grain range.' Silly as it seems, this forces me to slooooooow down on the forward cast to let the rod/line do what they were designed for. "A good thing" I think.
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Forgot about this thread. Lots of 'commercial lines' out there but (for the same/less money) you want 'just your line' Google SGS (Steve Gotshall Specials) lines. You can find out much more by going to R B Meiser Rods web site.

Thing about these lines is they're built specifically for 'your rod' and casting style. Lines usually run right at 2.5 times the rod length and the number of 'grains' in the head will be 'tuned' to your casting style. Mine as an example, is a fairly quick lift, slow through the formation of the cast/D-Loop and then 'peddle to the metal' on the forward cast.

So the lines (for my three new 2-handers) have all been on the light side of a rods specific 'grain range.' Silly as it seems, this forces me to slooooooow down on the forward cast to let the rod/line do what they were designed for. "A good thing" I think.

How much does a SGS line cost? A rio powerspey is about $80, and I think it is a great line. I bet I would like a SGS line better, tho

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Forgot, take a look at the Royal Wullff new line put out by Garry Sandstrom, foget the name of it.
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We have had good luck with the Airflow Delta Spey lines
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Where are you fishing? How big of flies to you like to use and are you fishing fast flows and deep stuff or moderate to low flows? If your fishing heavy water and dead chickens go with a Skagit compact and some of the new MOW tips, if you like smaller profile flies and not so heavy water like here in Ohio then Scandi compact you can still jack a pretty big fly out there and with the poly leaders you can get deep enough. I fish both but have reserved the skagit for the spring runoff.
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