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Thread: How to understand Spey Lines? Help!

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    Default Re: How to understand Spey Lines? Help!

    I always refer folks to Poppy at the Red Shed on these matters, and the fact that you're halfway near him makes that even more ideal.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0nWBeq7-28]YouTube - The Red Shed[/ame]

    I'd you take your rod to his shop, and pick his brain on what will be ideal for where you're fishing. If you can get him to do a casting lesson as well, it would be money well spent.

    In the meantime, look through the "rods" and "tackle" sections here Spey Pages - Powered by vBulletin for some good info.
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

  2. Default Re: How to understand Spey Lines? Help!

    If you have limited room behind you when you cast I'd look at a Sandi line or a Skagit. After you cast you'll have to retrieve some line. A skagit line is great for handling sinking lines and sinking or heavy flies. Also, I believe it is the easiest line to learn to cast. Depending on the length of your rod, you might also need a skagit cheater. A Scandi line is quiet on the water, but IMHO, setting up an anchor with a Scandi can be difficult. These lines work best with polyleaders.

    If you have more room behind you. and don't want to retrieve too much line, I'd look at a Windcutter, but I'd probably go with a lighter one for your spey rod. (Go to the recommendation chart at products and supplies.)

    Also, I believe the head or belly of your line shouldn't be longer than about 4X the length of your rod.

    Randy

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