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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,
As a general rule it is the weight overload that you apply
between a shooting head and a classic line.
(shoot = 38 gr, classic line with a belly of 18m?)
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I did not fully understand your question but often we like our longer lines heavier because we have to use wider casting stroke and to keep line loop narrow the rod needs to bend more.

Technically a Scandi line does not need to be any lighter than other lines but we like them lighter because when a heavy and short head is touch&go cast casting can become too rushed (not enough time to Drift which benefit long head and long cast) when casting stroke comes wider and faster and D-loop forms fast. However sustained anchor casting a heavy Scandi head is as easy as when same weight Skagit head is cast.

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I perfectly charge my rod with a scandi shoot of 38 gr. Which weight would be best for a belly of 18/19 m (unispey or snowbee 2 D).
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Ok now I understand but can't say exact weight. I think at least 45g but even 50g or heavier can still cast great?

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yeah, I think I'm with Bender on this one. Try 45-50g.
Where are you fishing? and what rod do you use?

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I'm fishing with 14 '/ 14'6 # 9 brand vision rods (cult and now XO), my rivers are the Spey, Dee, in Scotland.
I have never had difficulties with the Cult rods, but the newer XO asks me a few questions, its action is different.
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I'm fishing with 14 '/ 14'6 # 9 brand vision rods (cult and now XO), my rivers are the Spey, Dee, in Scotland.
I have never had difficulties with the Cult rods, but the newer XO asks me a few questions, its action is different.
When rods evolve lighter the line weight role to rod bend/load increase. So finding nice line needs testing but when you find it casting is enjoyable. You also need to change casting stroke more when you change casting distance.

You should compare XO and Cult stiffness and action which gives you good idea where to go with XO. Put two same weights hanging from the tip top and compare rod bends holding both rods side by side.1/3 liter soda can is good for 15ftt #10 but bit lighter for #9 could be better but they won't break although bend quite a lot. You can use practically many things you find in your household. Refricator products can have weights and putting to plastic bag works.

If you want to test them very well The Common Cents System is great. I have measured all my rods which at least five TH are Vision. I use 18 inches (450mm) between rod mounts and if you use same you can compare your data to mine.

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After testing it seems that a unispey 9/10 of 44gr
the right load remains to see the other profiles!
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