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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Fly Lines, tech. Info please.

Some while ago I bought some line's as a job lot from a big UK dealer.They were old stock and they were being sold off.They were the Masterline Revolution series of lines which came with backing attached, however I bought the lines unboxed and without backing for an absolute song, it was pot luck what came in the job lot.
Interesting bit is, I've got a Chestnut Brown Neutral density line in there and I'm unsure as to what weight line it is.The Revolution lines came at 35yds long and these are DT lines and the one I have weighs in at 60 grams.
I'm looking to chop it for a head for maybe an 8/9 rod, but it's a quality line and I only want to chop as a last resort and only if I'm certain of what I've got and it'll be suitable. If not then I'll happily pass it on to a better more needy home.
As I've a few other lines too such as the 2.5 ips medium sinker and one of the Ultra fast 6.5 ips sinkers so if any ones an idea of what such lines might weigh in 8,9 and 10 sizes I'd be most great full as it'll help me sort things out.
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You need a scale and search AFFTA line standards. Then measure 30ft from the line tip, coil it put to a cup which sit on scale. Then hold length mark 5cm out of cup holding the rest of line 10cm so that line enters your hand same height the cup rim is. For WF find where the head ends and weight it too because that is often more useful to know.

In theory from both end of DT line you can make a shooting head but for Spey casting they are poor because the taper is often short.

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Your DT which weights 60g / 926gr and is 105ft long has 8,82gr/ft average weight so 30ft tip average weights is 265gr but because of taper it is bit lighter so it is about 9wt line or bit heavier. DT9 30ft is about 240g and DT10 about 280gr.

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Your DT which weights 60g / 926gr and is 105ft long has 8,82gr/ft average weight so 30ft tip average weights is 265gr but because of taper it is bit lighter so it is about 9wt line or bit heavier. DT9 30ft is about 240g and DT10 about 280gr.

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Would he theoretically be able to cast that full length DT on an 8/9 weight rated Spey rod without chopping it?
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Propably? Current rods might be stiffer than rods were when DT line was practically only line so you need to have more DT out of rod. Half of it is 52.5ft and weights 463gr so if that is fine then, yes! DT does not shoot as well as WF lines and especially shooting heads with thin mono but I think the more rear weight biased taper which current Spey lines have are so much better that I have left DT for overhead casting where is is good material for shooting heads and when trout DT are cheap I use them for single hand lawn casting practice.

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Thanks for that Esa, great stuff. In all honesty I was hoping for it to be a heavier rated line I could cut shorter for a head.As it stands I' ll probably leave it as I don't want to spoil a good line buy cutting it,A 15yd head probably wouldn't be too good on a 13ft rod!.
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