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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Line for an 8wt vintage glass...

    I have quite a few of the old 333 lines, but I bought them back before they made things more complicated than they needed to be.
    Most of the those that I have left are full sinking and intermediates. One is an 8wt bass taper, three are sinktips
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    My 444 lines are all lower weight DT lines (3,4,5wt) except for a WF9F. That one I use a lot, a real lot, and on an 8wt rod.
    That one has 6" cut from the front taper to make it easier to cast larger flies
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Line for an 8wt vintage glass...

    Craigthor, I have never cast a Heddon, but I have collected a few Fenwick Glass rods over the last year. I bought some Cortland 333+ lines and they work great. On my FF756 I have used a 6 wt Cortland Peach and it is a good choice. On my 8wt FF858, my favorite is a Rio Gold. It loads the rod in close and yet I can almost cast the whole line if needed.

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    Default Re: Line for an 8wt vintage glass...

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtone1411 View Post
    Craigthor, I have never cast a Heddon, but I have collected a few Fenwick Glass rods over the last year. I bought some Cortland 333+ lines and they work great. On my FF756 I have used a 6 wt Cortland Peach and it is a good choice. On my 8wt FF858, my favorite is a Rio Gold. It loads the rod in close and yet I can almost cast the whole line if needed.
    Thanks, I may just try to borrow a few lines to test, I also have a 5wt that I will be lining up at some point and thinking a gold for that one. I really liked casting my 7wt Heddon with the Rio Line in the wind though I want to play with my Airflo Bass taper as it is a slightly lighter line.

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    Default Re: Line for an 8wt vintage glass...

    You might want to take a look at the Hook & Hackle Hi-Floater lines too. The folks over on the Classic Fly Rod Forum love them. They're on sale now for $25.00

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