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Thread: Spey Line recommendation?

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    Default Re: Spey Line recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    Dan I may be having a Sr. Moment here but can't find a word on what lines they sell, price, spec's, etc. Lots of YaYa's about "the line," but no real info beyond the sales pitch. What am I missing?

    Fred
    Hey Fred, I found a new link:
    Trevor Morgan Javelin Spey Fly Lines

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    Default Re: Spey Line recommendation?

    Steve Godshall is the line Guru in the USA.

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    Thumbs up Re: Spey Line recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by billyspey View Post
    Steve Godshall is the line Guru in the USA.
    Now there's the understatement for the year! Have several of my rods lined with Steve's Custom Cuts (he's located here in Medford, Oregon). At a local 'mimi-'Clave' this past September and he was doing line building demo's.

    Asked him how his side line (he's retired) was going. At that point he said he'd already made over 1,000 heads/lines this year. So much for 'retirement.'

    :>)

    Thanks for the link Dan.
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    Default Re: Spey Line recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    Just to add to what MP's said above, the 510 is the MINIMUM number of grains. But that's just for a shooting head so decide what what kind of line you want and go from there. Both RIO and AirFlo have on line recommendations for almost any 2hander out there. As an example a 510 would just be a light Skagit that probably would even load a 10/11 weight rod.
    To add to this, I have a 600 grain skagit line on my deer creek 13'6 8/9wt. I would think that you would want a heavier grain weight, but this is just my assumption. Here are some charts from rio http://www.rioproducts.com/skin/summ..._Line_Recs.pdf

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    Default Re: Spey Line recommendation?

    Gentleman's correct in his observation. As a over generalization a Skagit head will be the shortest and normally the heaviest of the head systems. Then the Scandi's then the intermediate long bellies, then the long bellies for a given rod weight. One of the underlying reasons for this is the choice of terminal tackle that's going on the business end of the fly line.

    fae
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