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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Input on Selecting a Line.

I have recently acquired a used TFO Professional 12'6" 6 wt and was looking for some input on a line selecting a line. To help, I am a newbie to spey casting as I have never casted double handed. I will be fishing small to medium rivers, targeting eastern steelheads and the odd brown. I do not plan to be tossing flies tied on larger than size 2 hook. I was thinking of a Rio Windcutter II with a versitip line. Any input or suggestions would be great!
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Will you be fishing large rivers like the Muskegon, or small rivers like the Pere Marquette? The size of the river matters. IMHO, for all around fishing ease, I recommend shooting heads --see posts by peter-s-c -- but they are expensive. For a lower price, but at the cost of some fishability, use Skagit lines. I have them both, but not by choice, rather through ignorance. I bought Skagit lines before I knew anything about shooting heads. Had I been more informed, I would have bought shooting heads only.

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