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Question Skagit&Scandi Lines for Burky 8139

Fellas, I'm really confused. I'd like to try Airflo Scandi and Skagit lines on the 8139, but the recommendations are confusing. Was directed by members to Larimer's site, which has different choices on different site pages, Skagit 650 with 2' cut on one page, Skagit 9/10 on another (there aren't the same and the skagit 8/9 is actually 630 grains) -- Scandi 9/10/11 (there's no such thing) on one page, Scandi 10/11 with 2' cut on another. So my questions for 8139 afficionados is what Airfly Skagit and Airflo Scandi do you like, and do you cut a couple feet or so from the front end? I don't live where it's possible to try them out and for me anyway, cost is a consideration. I don't wan't to make the wrong choice. If it helps, I usually line a little on the light side. Thanks a bunch, Keith

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Airflo Skagit head only 8/9 is 530 gr, 9/10 head is 650 gr.
Scandinavian heads:7/8/9 is 450 gr, 8/9/10 is 500 gr and 9/10/11 is 550 gr.

Source : Airflo 2007 Catalog
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for the Airflo Skagit line..

I'm throwing the 9/10 (650 gr. head), plus a 109 gr. 15' sink tip in type 3, 6, and 8. combination has worked very well for me, 8139 handles it very well...
some seem to line the 8/9 better, haven't tried that head yet....
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When it comes to airflow lines and the 8139 I think you will find Tom's recommendations to be dead on for the most part. I can't think of anyone who has spent more time trying different airflow combinations on this rod. That being said every one is a bit different when it comes to the ideal line or gr wt for a particular rod. My personal choice for the airflow skagit would be 2ft removed from the front end of the 9/10. How you aproach this is your choice, easy way would be to measure back 1ft from from the loop and cut the line, then measure back another two 2ft and cut again. throw away the 2ft piece you have in your hand and splice the main belly to the loop end. By doing this you just removed about 35gr or approx. as far as airflow scandi recs you would want to e-mail Tom direct on these and he could provide you with cut points for that line for the 8139-3. You are more than welcome to PM me as well and I will help you through dialing in a particular line for the rod.

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Thanks Sazan, Feiger and Brian, You've been a big help. Keith

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Being a bit of a skagit Neophite, getting to the point of casting effectiveness to fish the rigging, tho not always "purty like...", seeking input on the recommenation to whack off 1-2' of line off the tip of the head. As mentioned, throwing the 9/10 Airflo skagit. fully intact.

A) is the intent of the chop to reduce grains for the sake of casting w/ that rod?
B) what does that due to the head in regards to performance (turning over tips, etc.)? (something noted on another post by RiverAddict that the Airflow is set up [per his design influence] to cast moderate tips and flies in a more controlled and "gentle" [not his words] presentation) Will that mod turn the tips over more forcefully as you take away some of that taper?

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Brian,

Have you tried of the shelf Airflo 8/9 ( 530 gr) with 150 gr tip like Ariflo 15 T-10 or wt.10 , 150 gr , 15 Rio sink tip?
If 150 gr (15) to much for the fine taper of the 8/9 ?

What about 10-11' max of T-14 at the and of the 8/9?

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Will that mod turn the tips over more forcefully as you take away some of that taper?

Brian,

Have you plied with the head by removing the desire lenght of the level part of the head and keeping the original front taper unchanged?

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Yes that is the approach I would typically use for most sinktip heads, on the airflow I wanted to remove Just a bit of that front taper to help with turn over. It seemed to work out o.k

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