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    Default Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    Hello,

    I just picked up a 7wt TFO BVK and Lamson Guru 3 w/ spare spool. This setup will primarily be a lake/reservoir/pond LMB rod and river SMB rod ...... what lines (floating and sinking) would you recommend to outfit my spools with?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    The new Orvis Hydros fly lines ROCK.

    I would definitely get their floater bass/warmwater line...

    As for a sink tip line, I like the ones SA makes Mastery Wet Tip...

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    Default Re: Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    7wt Mastery Textured Titan from SA

    Sinking? Full sink if fishing from a boat, sink tip/teeny type if wading. I'd likely pick the 200 gr one of these Mastery Series Wet Tip Express - Mastery Series - Lines
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Default Re: Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    most likely fishing both water types from kayak and shore/wading.

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    Default Re: Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    get a floating line

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    Default Re: Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    I really like the rio outbound short for boat fishing. One back cast and let her rip.
    I don't always fly fish but when I do I prefer salt water. Stay salty my freinds

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    Default Re: Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    Good purchases. Have a BVK on the way and a Guru (3.5) in the closet for heavy usage.

    The BVK is a pretty fast rod. If you can, take it somewhere that you can try a couple of lines. Be sure to throw both 7s and 8s as overlining a step might really open the rod up. I'm an SA Mastery series guy so pick accordingly. A floating Bass Bug line for poppers and some variation of 200-250 grain sinker should cover you in most cases.

    Enjoy the rig!

    Mike

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    Default Re: Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    do not over line this rod its made for at most 60 foot cats its a presentation rod you will over load it. i fish with a bonefish line and its just perfect for everything i throw

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    Default Re: Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    anyone have preference on backing?

    i'm leaning toward 7wt SA bass bug and a 250gr SA wet tip express.

    Thanks again for all the input.

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    Default Re: Line Recommendation for 7 wt bass rod

    Quote Originally Posted by houli View Post
    anyone have preference on backing?
    Yes, I prefer backing.

    Seriously, no big deal there. If you are fishing LMBs and SMBs it's unlikely you'll get to it very often, if ever. LMBs aren't serious runners, just bulldogs, and you'll likely be in tigher quarters for SMBs. With a decent weight leader and that 7wt you ought to be able to handle them before you get to backing. Others here may have different experiences.

    A decent dacron or gel spun backing should work just fine. Use enough to fill the spool for improved retrieve rate but not so much that your tolerance is tight when your line is fully retrieved.

    Hope this helps.

    Sep

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