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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Grain Wieghts For Rio & Airflo Polyleaders?

I can't seem to find the grain wieghts for polyleaders for both Rio and Airflo. I checked out both sites but couldn't find anything. Anybody have any links? Many thanx.
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Airflo Salmon/Steelhead Poly Leader (24# core) grain weights as weighed by Poppy:

5'
Fast Sink=20
Super Fast Sink=28
X Super Fast=38

10'
Float=24
Intermediate=26
Slow Sink=30
Fast Sink=32
Super Fast Sink=56
X Super Fast Sink=76

14'
Float=40
Super Fast Sink=50
X Super Fast=98

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Thanx alot MJC. I think at one time it was either Airflo or Rajeff's website listed the specs.
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Yes Rajeff's website used to list to poly leader grain weights for the 5', 8' and 10'. I should note that my weights are for the Salmon/Steelhead leaders.

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Some tip weights

A Rio 12 foot, 12 pound 1.5 i.p.s. clear leader/tip is 37.5 grains.
An Airflo 10 foot, 24 pound fast sinking leader/tip is 40 grains.
A Rio 12 foot, 24 pound 7 i.p.s. sinking leader/tip is 111.5 grains.

All weights courtesy of my Lyman powder scale.
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If the big fast Rio is 111 grains, why not just use an 8wt DC tip? Aren't they 109 or so?
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Leader or sink-tip?

Despite the manufacturer's labeling of these as "leaders," I consider them as sink-tips and use them accordingly. That 111.5 grain tip is a bear to cast off the end of a tapered floating line, but they work fine from a normally looped floating belly, and they turn over my normal 4-5' tapered leaders with no problem.
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Despite the manufacturer's labeling of these as "leaders," I consider them as sink-tips and use them accordingly. That 111.5 grain tip is a bear to cast off the end of a tapered floating line, but they work fine from a normally looped floating belly, and they turn over my normal 4-5' tapered leaders with no problem.
Agreed!

I have been trying to tweak my system to toss the 7.0IPS 12ft Rio. Decided this evening that it aint happening. I have a few Hardy sinking leaders, they cast great, but don't get down like I would like them to. Are the Airflo X-superfast 10ftrs any better?
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The AirFlo

get down pretty well.

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Agreed!

I have been trying to tweak my system to toss the 7.0IPS 12ft Rio. Decided this evening that it aint happening. I have a few Hardy sinking leaders, they cast great, but don't get down like I would like them to. Are the Airflo X-superfast 10ftrs any better?
FIrst off let me say that i consider anything that is tungsten over a mono core a poly leader. Having said that, I've played around with everything from Airflo I can get my hands on, including all the weights of CCT's plus T-14.

Just this evening, I was trying a new tip. 13 ft of CCT 20-200. Which is 10 gr/ft. No big deal. Only 130 grains. (Sink rate= 7.5in/sec) But at first it just didn't want to go. Too much line stick. Wouldn't turn over clean. Like wtf is going on here? It just took a while to dial in the stroke. Then it cast like a charm.

Got down & stayed down throughout the swing, better, I think, than the shorter, heavier tips. ,,,,maybe??? One thing for sure. It would hang up on the dangle if I didn't help it through the final part of the swing. I can live with that.

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Thanks. For me the bottom line is, I guess, that polyleaders are considerably lighter than InTouch light Mow tips.

I thought the heads might be almost interchangeable. (I was thinking of using my Mow tips with my Rage line and also with my traditional fly lines.)

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