Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Clearwater River, Peck, ID
I find Simon's line recommendations to be right on the money. For your rod Simon's "A" rating for the WC is a 7/8/9 and his "B" rating is for the 8/9/10. Since you have been spey casting for awhile I would pick the 7/8/9.
For a skagit line for your rod Simon calls for a 450grn (7/8) with no cheaters.
Since everyone is different the only sure way to get a great match is to find a shop with demo lines so you can try some different lines on the water before you drop your $$$.
Poppy=Red Shed Spey Rod Pimp
How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB