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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2019, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I've just bought this rod and the line recommendation is 570 grain top end ...
Has anyone any pointers what will work best, I'd be using a Rio skagit max..I have the 575 long but haven't had the time to throw that line.
Will this be on the heavy side ?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2019, 07:26 PM
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Im sure an ECHO can handle it but it sounds a little heavy given the top end should be around 570. Try it out and let us know. What kind of flies are you planning on throwing?
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Hi, I'll be throwing tubes and sunray s mainly, pretty big flies.
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Hi I've just bought this rod and the line recommendation is 570 grain top end ...
Has anyone any pointers what will work best, I'd be using a Rio skagit max..I have the 575 long but haven't had the time to throw that line.
Will this be on the heavy side ?

Cheers
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For sure too heavy IMO - and for nearly every other (NA rated) 7wt. The 6.5 loves a 480 gr skajcomp. 510 skagcomp or other skagit I would guess would be dead on. If you can find an 8wt DHII then that head might work.

The DHII are deep flexing, but not MKS rods - they tend to bottom out a bit if overloaded or over-pushed. Thay have more strength in the butt end than the original DH rods, but I think you may find that one far more enjoyable with the 510. Keep them lined in the sweet spot and within their performance envelope and they are just a laid back joy to cast.

You should have no issues with fly size.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info guys...in looking forward to using this rod immensely.
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I agree, a 510 or 540 will be good on that rod.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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I'm kinda swaying to the 540 , but I'll try and get a few lines on it before I commit .
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Well I had a pop with an Airflo rage 510 and an Airflo compact 540.

I think it may take a bit of getting used to as it feels very soft in hand ,but it cast well enough.

I thought the 540 suited the rod best turning over the tube an heavy t14 mow tip.

This rod feels very different from my other rods , can't wait to catch a fish on it.
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Iíve had several of these rods and I think they are very under appreciated. The 540, 525 (Rio) seem to be perfect for many on that rod. This is an action that you stay smooth, slow, and relaxed and it will throw anything you want. The rod flexes deep and will catapult the sink tip lines with a slow movement. You will love this rod.

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Airflo Delta 6/7 (480) seems "made" for this rod. Shooting heads such as Airflo's 480 skagit compact, or SA skag extreme 460 with t-tips to 120 grain - for weighted tandem tubes and big flies like Intruders - totals out at 580 grains or so...
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I picked this rod up used, as a spare and it has now turned into my favourite. After experimenting with a lot of different heads, I found the Rio Max 525 about perfect. FWIW-I donít throw monster flies and tend to stick to 10-12í tips.
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Great info guys....cheers
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Been fishing this rod since it came out. Started with the Airflo Skagit Compact 570 when I was just learning and now fish the 540gr and it's just about perfect. When I bought the 570 I also bought the 540 Rage head and the rod will absolutely launch that line! Have not tried the Airflo Rage 510gr but I'm betting it will be nice for those that have a faster stroke (I'm a real slow poke!).
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I had that rod for awhile, used a 485 Scandi and a 525 skagit if I remember right.

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