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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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New lines for Sage brownie 7136

I finally found one looking for floating line ideas thinking delta 6/7 an nextcast fall favorite 45 475gr . Thanks
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 12:34 PM
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Best thing you can do is find all the seemingly appropriate lines that Poppy (Red Shed) carries and have him send them down for you to try. It will only cost you return shipping, other than that, it's free. You've got nothing to loose. To my mind it's the greatest deal in the whole spey industry. Online opinions are nice but don't really mean that much; everyone's experience is different. The only thing that matters is what works for you.

Oh yeah, for that rod a Ballistic Vector 7/8 and Gaelforce 54 8/9 are ones to not overlook. Poppy has those as well!
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Both of those lines are a great match for the rod.

Just to give you an idea of what the rod will cast:
The delta 6/7 I have is trimmed down at the tip from 52 feet to ~48 from many years of use, clipping/reattaching leaders. I use it as a shooting-line: long distance fast strip retrieve in saltwater or in smaller streams where I don't want to use a mid or long belly.

Delta 7/8 ( short belly) and Delta Long 6/7 ( mid-belly) are fine also - a Delta Long7/8 is OK and getting heavy for this 7 weight rod. Better with an 8136.

I have collected different NextCast flylines (old/intergrated, from 45 to 55 (~450 to 600 grn)) that I've use with the rod over the years,... A GPS 6/7 is a real stand-out of the different lines that rod will cast. That line is 60 feet and ~512 grn. A 5/6 or 7/8 GPS are fine also - I think better matched for an 8136

Some other lines that Ive used are Carron, PowerSpeys and MidSpeys in 6/7 class.

The Delta and Delta Long are pretty nice though - The PU coating holds up far better than PVC against daily use and abuse, it is nearly maintenance-free by comparison (not that grime is a big issue in cold streams but it could be in other situations.)

Can't think of any short /mid belly lines - 5/6/7 weight class - that the rod won't cast
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The Beulah Aero 6/7 @450 grains is pretty sweet with that rod.
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If it were me I would get the Gaelforce ESH (scandi head 37ft) in a 8 wght. Will make that rod a weapon.

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Clearly, a very versatile rod.

However you'd want to fish it, there'll be line for it.

What you make of the reel seat so far?
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On my 7136 "dark green brownie" 7136-4, the best lines have been:
an Airflo 7/8, 486 grain Skagit Northwest and a 90 grain tip; a Rio 500 grain Windcutter trimmed and looped and a 88 grain tip; a Rio 7/8 Midspey (540 grain, 60 foot head) and a 102 grain tip: good but near-maximum weight; and a S. A. Mastery WF7F Midspey.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 12:33 AM
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Can’t comment on line options but congrats on finally finding that rod!

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