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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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help choosing a line

New to both fly fishing and spey I'm hoping for suggestions on choosing a line for my rod. Currently using 13'4" 8wt burkheimer with a sage spey reel. Prior to this rod I was using a switchrod with a double taper to indy fish for steelhead. I am aware its controversial but I would like to continue this tech with my spey for now if possible. Iv been using the rio skagit line it came with but its not ment to b used with an indy. I tried the 110$ CND wt forward spey line and it was more of what I'm looking for. However if I'm going to drop another hundred I want to be sure I got the correct match for my rod. The store I purchased the rod from suggested the rio power spey. I would like to here some suggestions from the experience burkheimer people on speypages. Thanks .
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 03:51 PM
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The Delta Long 7/8 will work nicely on the rod in question. I think the CND 7/8 would also work very well.

The store I purchased the rod from suggested the rio power spey.
Did the store you purchased the rod from offer you a PowerSpey demo line so you could see for yourself if it would work for "you"?

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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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Thanks for the suggestion. I bought from someone in WA I live in NY. But have someone here that's going to let me demo it.
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