04-04-2014, 01:28 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
"Dum Bass, table for one"
and by dum bass, I mean me.
Ok, so if you followed my "tax time..." thread, you will know I am now the proud owner of a G Loomis 13'4" Roaring River Dredger.....a beautful spey rod!
YOu will also know that I got with the rod, 475 gr skagit.
The rod was slightly used...as was the line.
SO, I went to start setting up my spey reel. Hit one of my stores I usually do....got running line, backing, a couple sinking tips...and straight mono for leaders/tippets. Excitedly, I go home and lay out my toys.
I uncoil the skagit head....and look for the ends....and here...is where you can insert the Title.....DUMB ASS, Table for one.
When I buy new fly line, the ends are marked. As this is used, its not marked though as it is skagit, there is a significant difference in the to looped ends.
NO problem, I say....RIO website will have the information.
Nope...if anything, I found conflicting information there. Looking to other sites, same thing...conflicting reports. Some sites say "the thickest end to the reel"...some vice-versa.
So, what's a brother ta do?
Any help...or links that clarify this...would seriously help. I went out today for steels...and 'was' going to play with the new spey...but I wasn't confident in my setting it up so I 'only' fished/nymphed. Actually, I dodged floating iceflows and casted a bit...but it is always a fine line.
Thanks in advance
King Joe Outa Here!