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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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A 7/8 spey

is on the way

Now for the reel and line

Is there an fly line equivalent for this spey, are spey lines in this weight class up to the task?

And a reel size/arbour suggestion (rather than a specific manufacturer)

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 04:27 PM
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What rod and line

do you anticipate using. There is a big difference in the requirements for a long belly like the XLT and a Skagit, or Scando system. I have a Meiser 13678 MKS that I am using an AirFlo Skagit for 7/8 and a WC 9/10/11 with tip two removed. Both of those fit into an Able #3 (WF10 and 250 yd of 30#). You might have to go to spectra backing for a midspey and a long belly would be out of the question.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 08:36 PM
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There are spey lines of all belly lengths available in 7/8. You should have no trouble getting one of the belly length you desire from one of the site sponsors.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2005, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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it is a redfly (i am told it is a 12'6" but i can find no model so it might be a 12' or a 11'6'')

I got it for Small Mouth Bass and walleye with the oddd mid sized pike thrown in. I think it would be a good big trout rod but we don't have river like that here lakes yes but not rivers
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A reel that holds a 12 wt standard line and about 250yds of 30 lb backing would be a nice choice for you for all but longbelly lines. my favorite reel for an 8wt. that I own is an old Lamson LP5. I think it holds a 12 and 325yds and is very versatile for 7, 8 and short 9 wt lines.

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