Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Default Noob to Switch: Need Help

    Ok, so last night I pulled the trigger on a switch rod. I got a Redington CPX 7wt switch. I plan on putting my old Teton Tioga 10LA on it.

    I'd like to use it primarily for Steelhead to swing flies at low light and nymph the primary portion of the day. So I guess I'll primarily be using it to nymph. I know absolutely nothing about setup so what do I need to get as far as lines?

    But I'd also like to use it in the summer for smallies, carp, etc.

    I've heard good things about Rio's Skagit short line. Would this allow me to add sinking and floating tips?

    What about shooting lines? Please tell me exactly what I'll need to buy from backing up.

    thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    White City (tad north of Medford) Oar-E-Gone
    Posts
    10,825

    Default Re: Noob to Switch: Need Help

    Just my .02 cents, but from the fishing you've described a Skagit line would not be the best choice. You'll have far broader choices (terminal gear) with a Scandi head. Another thread going where I covered the 'why' of this.

    Fred
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

  3. Default Re: Noob to Switch: Need Help

    Ok, so how about a 390g Airflo Scandi compact? What kind of running line do I need?

  4. #4
    okuma Guest

    Default Re: Noob to Switch: Need Help

    I too, have done with a switch rod this season. 11 foot 6 weight traditions II. Being "green" I asked a good friend on the site (Huron River Dan) the how too's. In my situation, I already had a reel set up with 7 weight WFF line. Dan recommended I use poly leaders. So I tried an Extra fast sink. Works fine for me. As far as the other lines you mentioned, for my needs I find them unnecessary. As far as my cast, It's merely and overhead fly cast. I use the rod for better mending and quicker line pick up when I'm fishing for white bass/ walleyes.

  5. #5
    okuma Guest

    Default Re: Noob to Switch: Need Help

    Buck,
    Not wanting to mislead you, I just went out in the yard and casted with my switch with WFF 7 weight line only. It's easily throwing 70 + feet of line with very little effort. Also there was very little strain on my forearm(which acts up in cold weather)...White bass...BEWARE

  6. Default Re: Noob to Switch: Need Help

    I ended up getting the Wulff Ambush Line in TT-9. I think this should do the trick for most of the fishing I want to do.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Akron Ohio (don't let that fool you)
    Posts
    1,987

    Default Re: Noob to Switch: Need Help

    You'll be pleased with your choice in lines I love the Triangle Taper.
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

  8. Default Re: Noob to Switch: Need Help

    anyone try any of the Rio Scandi lines??

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    White City (tad north of Medford) Oar-E-Gone
    Posts
    10,825

    Default Re: Noob to Switch: Need Help

    The RIO lines are excellent, just an issue of matching up the length/grains for the rod.

    fae
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

Similar Threads

  1. Noob needs help.
    By whoknows in forum Fly Reels
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-13-2011, 02:42 PM
  2. Noob question
    By drnihili in forum Fly Rod Building
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-06-2011, 10:41 PM
  3. need opinions on (noob needs help)
    By FliFysh in forum Fly Rods
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-31-2009, 03:06 PM
  4. noob
    By dirtywater in forum Member Introductions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-12-2009, 02:52 PM
  5. NoOb in NM
    By goin2themountains in forum Member Introductions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-16-2009, 09:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •