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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2016, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Mid Belly Line

I am looking to purchase a mid belly line for my Meiser 13'0 Classic 6/7/8. It has an SGS Scandi 513 gr and I am looking for a line for less stripping on wider rivers! I tend to try and wait out the 6 inch of visibility brown out with some whiskey and fly tying, unless it's a now or never situation, and even then will use a fast sinking poly leader with a sparse and lightly weighted fly. My thought was a Nextcast Fall Favourite 55 in a 7/8 but I am wondering if anyone has experience with this rod and has a favourite line for it before I pull any triggers!

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I have this rod (actually an older version).
The FF55 7/8 is a joy to cast.
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I have a similar Meiser, actually a few of them, and agree with Gary that the 55 7/8 is a lovely match. A bit shorter, and I so wish it wasn't, is the Steelhead Finder 45 and that is also a nice match for winter work in the #7 configuration.
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Thanks fellas!

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I'll chime in here ... yup I have this rod too
As a matter of fact, I just came off the river using it all day long
I have the Skandit multi-tip lines in both floating and intermediate bellies with custom tips for throwing the "junk" to far off places. Never tried a FF55 7/8 or the WA55 7/8 either, so nice info there guys. What I can say is the Beulah Aero Head 7/8 is a masterpiece on this rod !! Maybe a little shorter than what you wanted. But if your looking for a line with a bit of stealth, this line will toss a reduced #1/0 hairwing far and fine !!
I'm now searching for a full intermediate short belly line (55'ish) for this rod for winter work.


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The lightest 63' head from Gaelforce is a gem on this type of rod, more of a midbelly specification than the lines above and less stripping. It also comes in a 53' head; both are really amazing lines.
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Alright! Well that gives me a few things to think about... I appreciate the responses thank you!

Sounds like you may be looking for the Gaelforce lines Mike

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I'll chime in here ... yup I have this rod too
As a matter of fact, I just came off the river using it all day long
I have the Skandit multi-tip lines in both floating and intermediate bellies with custom tips for throwing the "junk" to far off places. Never tried a FF55 7/8 or the WA55 7/8 either, so nice info there guys. What I can say is the Beulah Aero Head 7/8 is a masterpiece on this rod !! Maybe a little shorter than what you wanted. But if your looking for a line with a bit of stealth, this line will toss a reduced #1/0 hairwing far and fine !!
I'm now searching for a full intermediate short belly line (55'ish) for this rod for winter work.


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Hello.. Mike, I have a Hardy 55´inty, full line, floating running line. I don´t use it. What weight in grains are you looking for?? Yours borano20
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Sounds like you may be looking for the Gaelforce lines Mike

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Though their lines look very intriguing, all their lines have a floating belly. The only one that is not floating is the ETD shooting head. Which may be alright if they can be matched with a tip. I believe the website says they can, but does not give the tip length or grain weight specifically. I believe Gaelforce sells tips in Type 3 and Type 6 in both 10' and 15' versions. Would be nice to know which would work better on the ETD. I will send my friend Bruce a PM

This could be an excellent solution for a winter line here along the third coast !!


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Hello.. Mike, I have a Hardy 55´inty, full line, floating running line. I don´t use it. What weight in grains are you looking for?? Yours borano20
I'm looking for a full intermediate belly, from 550 to 575 @ 55'. Ultimately a multi-tip line or something I can modify into one. Many years ago, I was given a first generation Hardy Mach I full floater from Peter Charles. Beautiful casting line as is. I did modify it for tips and in my opinion, I ruined the line. It never really handled tips all that well. Basically cut it back 20' and used 14' tips on it. The "math" and micrometer said it should have been good, but I never did fancy it after the "chop" ...


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Hello.. I´ll weigh it up Mike, and come back.. It´s 565 grains, at 52´. Should be in the ballpark, not?? If it´s good for you, PM your address, and you have it in the mail. Yours borano20
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