a quick question for you. My T&T DNA XF 12'6" 7wt calls for a 260 scandi. I've casted one and it is wonderful. it is a loaner/demo from my local shop. I want to buy an Airflo scandi but it doesnt come in 260 it comes in 250 grain. Does 10 grains make a difference?? or can i get a 250 and throw it as well as the 260??
Thanks for the help
The Airflo Spey line recommendation chart doesn't currently list this rod.
Spey line recommendation chart does list this rod specifically.
see - w w w dot rioproducts.com/RIO-Spey-Line-Recs.pdf
Under 'Scandi' type heads/lines, Rio
recommends for this rod as follows:
(where 'A' is the rating/recommendation for experienced casters, 'B' is the rating recommendation for less experienced casters)
Scandi - A: 480; B: 540.
Scandi short versi-tip - A: #7; B: #8
Scandi versi-tip - A: #7; B: #8
I wonder where you found the recommendation for a 7wt Spey DH rod as 260 grains??
*Not exactly the same T&T rod, but on the Bearsden.com webpage for T&T DNA rods, the 7wt 13'0" rod shows
Thomas & Thomas DNA 1307-4
Line: 7wt 450-525 gr.
One last point; if 10 grains REALLY mattered, you could be sure that line manufacturers would be selling these in 10 grain increments (not that there would be any commercial considerations that anglers would need to stock up on an even greater number of lines