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Default Grain window chart.

Last winter I was looking around the internet and found a chart listing the grain window for a bunch of spey rods. I can't find the darned thing anymore. Do any of you know how to find it? Next best thing would be what's the grain window on a 15' 10/11 wt. Albright GP? I had to buy one, it was to dang cheap.
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Dan: MP seems to know a lot about the grain wts rods can handle, if he doesn't respond you might send him a PM.

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Dan,
Here is the only thing I've found, it was on RIO's site. I don't see Albright listed. Sorry. http://www.rioproducts.com/photos/fi...ine%20recs.pdf
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That may have been the chart I was talking about. Thanks for looking.
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Default Re: Grain window chart.

I use the Rio chart. But the 10/11 Albright wasn't on the list. If I was going to make a guess based off of the 9/10 that I tried out, I would guess low 600s for Scandi up to high 700s for Skagit and everything in between for various belly lines.

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Default Re: Grain window chart.

I found the head weight for the Carron Jetstream long belly lines. The 10/11 is 75' at 861 grains. The 9/10 has a 65' head at 747 grains. I was hoping to use the 75' head, but it sounds like the rod may be better paired with the 65" head. That's only a 9' gain over a Delta Spey. I really liked the idea of putting a fly 100' away without shooting line. And I plan to shoot line.
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Dan,
I was basing everything off of Rio lines. They don't make anything larger than 750 grains. If you call Albright's customer service, check if a guy named Burke White still works there. He might be able to get you some insight. That rod might be able to handle a line in the 800s.

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Default Re: Grain window chart.

Guys. ..... Quick question... I'm really new to Spey casting and recently bought an 8/9 wt 14ft albright. As I read this thread I realized I have no idea what type of line I should go with... And I was wondering what the "grain" numbers are for?

Thanks for helping with my noob education....

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Default Re: Grain window chart.

The grain number is the mass measurement used in fly lines. The higher the grain number, the heavier the line. All fly rods cast well within a certain grain range. Some people like higher numbers, some like lower numbers for a specific rod.

Spey rods have a grain ranges like single handed rods. Someone who likes casting Scandi style will use a lighter line because that person casts off of the tip of the rod. Someone who casts Skagit style casts a heavier line because Skagit casting is basically a lob cast.

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