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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2001, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Steven MDate: 9/20/2001 11:31 AM
Does anyone out there have any recommendations for lines for single-handed rods? I'm familiar with the Triangle Taper and the Rio Versi-tip.
 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-24-2001, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 10 foot 6 weight RPL+ as well as a 9'6 9 weight RPL+ and for a line that can both be comforatably overhead cast as well as spey casted when needed, I would look no further than the SA Steelhead Taper. I can't recall the exact specs, but I think it's something like 8 foot forward taper, 32 foot Main Belly, and 25 feet of rear taper for a 65 foot Belly Total (this may change with the individual line weights, you'll have to check on that) which aids in mending, longer controlled casts and line pickup. I haven't cast anything else so I don't have anything to really compare with on the single hander other then a friends single handed factory lines, which the SA S.T. works much nicer.
Give them a whirl if you get the chance.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-25-2001, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: loco_altoDate: 9/25/2001 5:15 PM
While I haven't expermented with different lines expressly for the purpose of fine tuning single handed spey casts, not a fishing day goes by without performing at least some spey casts with whatever rod I happen to be using (in fresh water, that is). I regularly use double taper lines from 3 wt up through 8 wt on these rods and they spey cast just fine.

The double spey is especially killer on brush lined streams when fishing with weighted flies (or shot) and indicators. I use this method for trout on brushy, fast, deep rivers (e.g. lower Metolius), and also when winter steelhead fishing on overgrown coastal streams. For the latter, I overline a fairly fast action T&T 10 foot 7 wt. with a 8 wt DT line to help it load. My DT lines span the spectrum from Cortland 444 & 444SL to SA Ultra 3 to Orvis Hi-flote to RIO classic - whatever was either on sale, or at the shop when I needed it.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-27-2001, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 9/27/2001 5:47 AM
I'm more than a bit clumsy spey casting with a single hander (NO COMMENT YOU GUYS!!) but with my 6wt 11'3" Reddington it's a toss up with a 6 or7wt DT. Either a 'normal' overhand or spey works with equal ease.
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