Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Deschutes, Ronde, Snake, Walla Walla
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.
Practice is about increasing your repertoire of ways to recover from your mistakes. Joann C. Gutin