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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Lines for Hardy Swift MK II 11'6" 7 weight?

Wondering about line recommendations for the Hardy Swift MK II 11'6" 7 weight. Currently lined with an AirFlow 480g Compact Skagit but looking for mid length (40-50 feet or longer) recommendation.

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Regards from Germany.

I fish the Rod at the Baltic Sea with an Airflo Scandi Shooting Head 330 Grain / Length 25,6 Feet and it is very funny.
Easy to load up the Rod and smooth to Cast.

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I use a Rio Wincutter #5/6 on mine, this is 365 grains over 49 feet & is very well balanced on this rod. I was fortunate to get mine on offer from Poppy, but if you shop around I'm sure you will still find one out there. It will handle 10ft salmon poly-tips up to the green lsr 4 slow sink & I suspect would be fine with the lsr 8 sinker, but I haven't tried this yet. The faster versions may prove more difficult to turn over, but if you need to fish that deep you want a heavier rated outfit anyway.

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hi there,
I have this same rod and fish it with a 475gr skagit flight. this set up is suitable for a wide range of tips in reasonable length and sink rate. I like shorter heads (skagit or skandi) for this rod because of it's length. I find that with a longer line my casting stroke is way off.

I like the Skagit flight a lot for this rod. with a lower grain weight Skagit flight, you can do touch and go cast with this set up.

Hope this is helpful.

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I wish there were more responses here. I own the same rod and always like to here how people line rods. I am going to try out the hardy m11 55' 8wt but think it might be too long for my casting ability on that short rod.
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Hi my Friends.

3 Day's ago my new Flyline is coming from England, it's a Airflo Delta Spey 6/7.
The same Day, i try out this Line and i must say to you, this Line is the Right for this Rod.
It is easy and smooth to cast and the Line load up the Rod lightly.

I'am happy and i hope it helps.

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