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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-04-2006, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Rio WindCutter Spey Question

I think I read or watched somewhere that the correct amount of line to have out to load a rod with a WindCutter line is having the transition of the two colours between the fingers of your up hand, hand. Is this correct?
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Not with the windcutter. For some of the long belly lines this is true but the windcutter was meant to be hung a few inches to a couple feet out the guides. It should still cast well with the color change at your hands but for best performance let it all hang out.

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Dear Sirs!
Leo M propably ment windcutter with no upgrade?. If so !, there is nothing to say.

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I do not think they are sold any longer but they were floting sections you could use to lengthen your windcutter to a mid spey length. Trouble was they usually made the line a wt heavier so they no longer casted as well on the same rod.

If you are just learning hang as much as you feel comfortable outside the rod tip. As you get better you will be able to hang more line out there until it is fully outside the rod tip. I feel the more the better though when you are learning so you can feel the rod loading. With alot of the head inside the rod it can be tough to really feel the rod work.

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Leo,

The windcutter is a very versatile line that can be use by both beginners and experts alike. As already mentioned it is intended to be cast with the colour change just outside the rod tip. A more proficient caster may have as much as 3' overhang but it will not cast well with any more than that, the running line cannot transmit the energy into the head hence the cast will collapse. If your line is a correct match for the rod I would be very wary of having any more than 1' of head inside your rod tip as this will affect the heads ability to load your rod and a beginner needs to get the rod loaded as easy as possible. The head length at 54' is a very easy to manage length hence its popularity with beginners here in the UK. Dont be afraid of having the full head at the rod tip.

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Leo,

The windcutter is a very versatile line that can be use by both beginners and experts alike. As already mentioned it is intended to be cast with the colour change just outside the rod tip. A more proficient caster may have as much as 3' overhang but it will not cast well with any more than that, the running line cannot transmit the energy into the head hence the cast will collapse. If your line is a correct match for the rod I would be very wary of having any more than 1' of head inside your rod tip as this will affect the heads ability to load your rod and a beginner needs to get the rod loaded as easy as possible. The head length at 54' is a very easy to manage length hence its popularity with beginners here in the UK. Dont be afraid of having the full head at the rod tip.

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Hi Leo,

With a pure roll cast, you might well find that you should have the head just inside the top ring, a bit dependent on which rod you are using the line on. I use it on 12', 13' 14' and 15' rods. Otherwise as above.

Page 73 of the Rio booklet:
".. just pull the line in until the green running line is just inside the guides."

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WC line length?

Should the line length vary from cast to cast; a double spey having more line out than a single spey?
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Should the line length vary from cast to cast; a double spey having more line out than a single spey?

For me, once I have found the "sweet spot" for that rod and line the line stays the same no matter what the cast.

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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
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Hi, I agree with what you say, and have always marked my single colour lines with an indelible marker, but I also avoid casting with the line at exactly the same spot each time: have previously experienced wear on lines.

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