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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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NextCast line recommendation

Would like to get some advice on Steelhead Finder lines for a 14ft, 8wt 2-hander for winter fishing. I have used a StlhdFinder45, 540gr, with a 7wt, but it does not cast as well on the 8.
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I have a SteelheadFinder 45 (full floater) that is 8/9 (630 grains). I was using it on an older 14 foot 8/9 rod and it felt heavy. Simon H at Nextcast recommended cutting it back a foot or so at a time, from the back, until it dials the weight perfectly to a rod. I've offered it to another guy on the forum, but if they turn it down, I'd be happy to sell it to you to try out with your 14 footer.
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I’ve been fishing a SF45 7 wt with 15’ 8 Rio weight tips on a 13’ Meiser HC 7/8 and love it. My only complaint was it is a bit shorter than I prefer. I recently switched to the 8/9 (Euro rated) Salar Finder with the same tips. Great combo.

I will be spending two days this weekend trying both on a new 13’ 7/8 MKX Meiser.

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