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For a 15'2" eight weight Burkie, what's the longest line your tossing and the grains? The grain window is 500 to 700 and I'm wondering if the 73ft. 802 grain Spey line is too much for it.
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Call Poppy or wait for Bruce, but I am using the 63' but can't remember the weight.

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For a 15'2" eight weight Burkie, what's the longest line your tossing and the grains? The grain window is 500 to 700 and I'm wondering if the 73ft. 802 grain Spey line is too much for it.
Iíve not tried it on that rod ......again the longer you go the grain weight means less and taper becomes way more important.
Check with Poppy as he might have more recent info on that combo or at the least he can send you a free test drive

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I'm using the 63' 8/9 on my 8152.
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Nextcast 7/8 70 ft is doable. I've had success with my Burkie 8152.
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I use a 63' Gaelforce Equalizer 8/9 on my 8152, it is 708 grains and I use the integrated line. This is the line Poppy suggested when I bought my 8152 from him.

I have also used the 54' Equalizer 9/10 at 585 grains, also an integrated line, with my 8152. It is the main line I use for my 8142. Also based on advice from Poppy.
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