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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Beulah Elixir switch or spey

Which line between a Elixir switch or spey would match a Sage Method switch 7119 ? Any specific grains ? Would you go 425 gr ?
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I would think the Switch would be the one you want plus put on a poly leader and about 4 foot tippet and your good to go. That will make it a great fishing rig!

I have several Beulah lines and really like them- some of my favorite!

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Go with the switch for sure. As for weight, I don't know what that Sage likes but 425 might be on the high side.

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Go with the switch for sure. As for weight, I don't know what that Sage likes but 425 might be on the high side.

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Thanks will go for 375.
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Thats probably going to feel really underlined on that rod. 450-480 per Rio for scandinavian style lines for the 7119-4 Method. That's a beefy spey rod in my experience.
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Thats probably going to feel really underlined on that rod. 450-480 per Rio for scandinavian style lines for the 7119-4 Method. That's a beefy spey rod in my experience.
I have seen the Rio recommandations for the Sage Method 450/480 scandi. Beulah web site show for there Elixir 350 to 400 for a 7 switch. Bought the rod second hand came with a 510 compact scandi. Used it for a couple of day and found it ok with the 510. But want to get the lightest possible line for it. Mostly fish for Atlantic salmon with unweighted flies size 5 to 12 and dry line. Recommandations from different fly line manufacturers are quite confusing. My guess this rod is more a short spey then a switch.
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I have seen the Rio recommandations for the Sage Method 450/480 scandi. Beulah web site show for there Elixir 350 to 400 for a 7 switch. Bought the rod second hand came with a 510 compact scandi. Used it for a couple of day and found it ok with the 510. But want to get the lightest possible line for it. Mostly fish for Atlantic salmon with unweighted flies size 5 to 12 and dry line. Recommandations from different fly line manufacturers are quite confusing. My guess this rod is more a short spey then a switch.
You can increase Spey cast efficiency using a longer mono leader and cast approach an overhead cast efficiency when more line mass comes to the top half of the D-loop. But when fly is light and has relatively high wind resistance the long mono leader does not have enough energy to straighten the line loop. And mono sinks despite how well it is greased!

You can increase the line tip line loop energy and make line tip float better splicing lighter Trout line section to Salmon line tip but then line breaking strength comes what the weakest section is. But if someone has succeed landing fish using Trout line then should you too!

Generally a WF line is better line material than DT because usually DT tapers are only about 5ft. On WF rear taper you can use some of the level shooting line so useable line section comes longer. There are also Trout WF lines which have very long rear tapers which cast smooth as Salmon Spey line tip.

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