I rec'd my Sage 3110 ONE and did some line testing.
Scandi Short 240gr -- absolutely fantastic line,,, in windy conditions it easily turned over and cast nice distances. This will be my favorite line for soft hackles and smaller wet flies.
Skagit Trout 250gr 11ft -- very nicely balanced with MOW tip 5ft T8. Easily achieved distances that are impressive for a light rod. Not very efficient casting with only a 6ft pc of T8. Fine with 7ft floating polyleader for shallow riffles and heavy fly.
Skagit Short 250gr 17ft -- another very nice line,,, much better then the 11ft head with a 6ft pc of T8 and the 7ft polyleader. Easily cast the MOW 5ft tip.
Ambush 235gr 18ft head,,, not as efficient for distance as the RIO
Skagit lines,,, however it really liked the floating Polyleader and would be a great line for larger flies in shallow runs.
After this session I rec'd OPST lines in 150gr and 175gr,,, will test these lines on the weekend. OPST recommends somewhat lighter weights than RIO
/Sage and I am anxious to test cast the new heads.
labels their 250gr lines as 3wt Trout Spey and I began the line testing at that point.
Most of the recommendations for the new short heads are to use a short compact stroke. I found it much more efficient for distance to use a long stroke with slowly increasing acceleration to a high stop. Aim the cast slightly above horizontal and just laugh at the easy impressive distances the little rod would achieve,,, the running line just slaps the rod blank at the turnover.
The running line was RIO
Powerflex 0.024" dia.
I am having problems with my OPST Laser 25# running line twisting severely and will replace it this weekend for more testing.