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    Need some good counsel on what Line to put on this. Perhaps I can make do with 10 weight.

    Flextec Speycaster Salmon Double Handed Fly Rod 15ft 10/11

    Mostly, I intend to use this Float-Tubing reservoirs for Wipers in the 10 to 20 pound range.

    I was thinking of getting a Full Sinking line, as the spring fishing will involve, as I understand it, about a 30' depth. Not sure on what is best though.

    I have only learned so little about the Spey Lines. Eventually, will I need a Floating Line?

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    http://www.rajeffsports.com/spey_chart.pdfThis doesn't have your rod on it, but there are other 10/11's that you could compare it to. This is all for airflo lines (I think) though. I'm trying my airflo line, today. So far, it casts like a rocket

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    Trying to make a cast with a two handed rod out of a float tube is rather difficult. It is tricky enough with a floating line. It is very difficult with a sinking shooting head.

    Trying to land a fish with a two handed rod out of a float tube with a 15 foot rod is extremely difficult.

    One of the issues of line selection is having a head that is heavy enough to load the long rod, but it also has to be short enough for you to manage. According to the AFFTA Spey Standards Chart on the Rio website, you will need a minimum head weight of 510 grains. A 30 foot T17 head would be minimum. Make sure to use some sort of monofilament running line for a good sink.

    You would probably enjoy yourself more with a nine foot rod and a 30 foot head.

    Dennis

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    "You would probably enjoy yourself more with a nine foot rod and a 30 foot head."-----Dennis

    Well Dennis, I have that on order also.

    I can always hold off on consideration of the Spey Rod. I got it for 100 bucks, so no big deal.

    So you are saying that I can use a a 9 weight (or 10) and some sort of.....
    (shooting head?) or something like that?

    This is good advice, and I appreciate it.

    Perhaps, I can use the Spey Rod wading in shallows then; but I definitely want this float tube.

    In some of the reservoirs, access from land is impossible, involving hauling large amounts of gear for a mile or so, just to get to where wading can be done.

    I will continue looking into both then, with an emphasis on the 9 wt/10 wt class of rod. Thank you!

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    Diver Dan can probably give you better info on using the big rod since he uses one on a regular basis. It can be a useful tool with a floating line from the bank or wading in the shallows.

    Dennis

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    'Long rod out of a float tube?'

    DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! Well, the why it doesn't work is worth a mental work through.

    Game on: Why not?

    Ah hell, I'll give you a clue: Newton's Laws
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    Default Re: Spey Line recommendation?

    I've got a Trevor Morgan 10/11wt. line on my 15' 10/11 and can hit 140' repeatedly with it. I love that line.
    I found a link here;
    http://www.trevor-morgan.net/line.html
    I'd rethink the float tube thing though. That's not going to be a good combo. I can't say enough good things about that line though. They are freakin awsome.

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    Thanks:

    I just ordered a 10 wt shooting head and I'll get an 11 wt for the Spey Rod when I get a round Tu-It.
    Welcome to the world of Fly Crying

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    Question Re: Spey Line recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    I've got a Trevor Morgan 10/11wt. line on my 15' 10/11 and can hit 140' repeatedly with it. I love that line.
    I found a link here;
    Trevor Morgan FlyFishing - Exclusive Javelin Fly Line
    I'd rethink the float tube thing though. That's not going to be a good combo. I can't say enough good things about that line though. They are freakin awsome.
    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?

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    I'm not sure, I'll see if I can find a better spot. I do love the lines. That 140' claim is no exageration either. I fish under the railroad bridge a lot. It has 30 sections with a steel I beam X in the middle.

    I look where I am in relation to the section I'm under then It's just a matter of adding. I am usually right about 135' - 140' to just shy of whacking the first piling. By the way, I hit it so hard with a clouser one time it flattened the bottom of the eyes.

    I have been casting this line hard a lot for at least three years now and it seems to be in as good a shape as when I got it. I also hook bottom there fairly frequently and cast past and then pull it off away from me. If it doesn't pull off that way, I just tug till I get the fly or bust it off. I use fairly heavy tippet alot so it's not like this line is having an easy life. It is hanging in there just fine.

    I just sent him an e-mail. I'll let you know what he says.

    Contact him direct to get them. Here at this spot on the website;
    http://www.trevor-morgan.net/contact.html

    88 ($139) for the #9/10 or #10/11 Javelin Floating and Sinking Spey. The lines arrive with a special line cleaner and a bag designed to be used as a very useful reel-spool holder.
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