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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Sage TCX-7119 Line Recommendations

I am wanting to set up my rod with an integrated line.
I will be using a t-14 sink tip for Steelhead fishing.
All the information found varies quite a bit on Grains.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 12:29 PM
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I have that rod, and a pretty standard setup for fishing heavy tips and bigger flies would include a 450 compact skagit head of some kind. It'll carry that heavy payload.

If it were me I'd use a shooting line/head system to give more flexibility, with a 450 gr scandi head for use in summer with a mono leader or polys, and the skagit/sinktip setup for higher water in winter.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 01:19 PM
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I had this rod for some years. I didn’t use an integrated line, just shooting heads and Mono runningline.
That’s only one, but an underestimated reason (different RL by different people), out of some other reasons, why you see and will continue to see differing suggestions for any rod.
The main shooting head I used and had most pleasure with (always trying a lot of lines to find a perfect fit) was a Rio SSVT #6.
If you want to use a coated RL or even an integrated line, you will find yourself tending to a heavier load, depending on your casting and specific fishing situations, if shoot ability and distance matters.
For presentation, the SSVT #6, combined with Rio Scandi light Versileaders (10’ cut down to 8’ because of rod length) were by far the best.

As a Skagit a 450 grain Airflo Skagit Switch was enough for me, but didn’t find much use for my needs in this switch category, because the SSVT was so much more fun. Experimenting with heavier tips than offered by the SSVT ended up with T8 Maximum with the Skagit Belly. Not that much difference, especially when the S6 10’ tip of the SSVT is additional combined with a Polyleader of 8’ in the same or higher sink rate.
But T14 was way too heavy for my taste on this tiny little, fine rod.
When in need for heavy tips like that, I took at least the 8119 TCX on the 510 grain Airflo Skagit Switch those days.
But I don’t know your specific fishing situation, if you really need T14, on this rod.
Of course this is said by an Scandi-educated and presentation orientated European...

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t-14 is asking a lot from that rod. I like a 450 Skagit switch. maybe an opst smooth in 400-425gr for integrated ?

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All the knowledge and information is greatly appreciated !

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My dad always said, Free advice is worth what you pay for it, but I'd suggest dropping to T11 at that grain window. It will get nearly as deep, carry almost as big a bug, and be way nicer to cast.
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475 Skagit max short
450 Fist
425 Scandi
350 OPST COMMANDO with 12’ OPST TIPS. perfect for smaller coastal streams.


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I run a 475 max, loads the rod real good. As for T-14 what kinda water you fishing? Sounds like super fast deep water if sorts. I don’t find myself using more than T-11 nowadays.

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Try the 450 FIST with 7’ of t-11
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 11:37 PM
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I've been running a Rio steelhead scandi 435, grip shooter and intermediate poly. Nice light in hand fishing outfit with smaller hairwings and surface bugs.

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