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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Which spey line

Sorta newbie trying to line a Meiser 14' 2" 5-piece with a 350-500 grain window. Have cast Scandi Extreme (600gr & 650gr) on my first-gen T&T 9-wt 14-footer and like it.

The Meiser is a trout rod and the Scandi line will be used for smallish streamers, nymphs and dries.

Any suggestions on Scandi X grain weight or alternative, similar Scandi heads?

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Nextcast FF45 4/5 - It is 38' long and 430gr. 12' Tapered leader, 4-5' tippet. That should be money on that rod.

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FWIW all the scandi heads I have gotten from Steve Godshall seem to be right on the lower number of the corresponding Meiser grain windows. I have a 13 footer 5 piece Meiser that is about 50 gr lighter than yours. I'd think the suggested Nextcast line probably would be perfect. For whatever reason I alway seem to like those about the suggested skagit weight for the rods. For the same price (less in the case of a new NC line) you could also get a scandi line custom designed for your rod from Steve. One option would be the SGS Scandi for tips, and calibrating from the slightly lighter one he made for my rod, that would probably cast 7 or 8wt 10' rio tips- 75 to 90 gr. For what you described you would hardly need anything else except for variety.
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I would get a hold of Steve Godshall and discuss options as well.
My first thoughts are always towards a Skandit multi-tip head. You can cast these like a Scandi or a Skagit, very versatile. Keep the original tip on and use a poly or mono leader. Remove the original tip and add a Rio or Airflo 15' replacement tip or some of Steve's Z-material.
Great thing with Steve is he takes the guess work out of it. The line is ready to go out of the package. Steve has built 3 dozen lines for me and each one has hit the money out of the envelope

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