Contact Steve Gotshall here on the Board. He builds custom lines based on the rod and your
casting style. Won't cost you a penny more than something 'off the shelf,' but it WILL be the line that matches you/rod.
Had Steve build me out a 'retro' glass (yes, real fiber glass!
) switch rod and over lined the poor thing. Well, the line was fine (shot out like a Remington 700 rifle) .... but when I put a sink tip on the (Scandi type line) I blew the rod tip all to hell. Called Steve, rod (new tip) in just a couple of days good as new. AND a leader packet of a new (proper) custom line and leaders/tippets for that Puppy.
Couldn't write the smal
l check to him fast enough!
Probably a darned good reason 'some' of our areas finest rod designers/builder frequently (always?) include one of Steve's lines with the rod build?
A rod's a rod, but until you have a 'perfect' line match that's all you have in hand .... and you'll spend a hell of a lot of $$ matching one to the other.
you can just have Steve build you one from the 'git-go.' Be prepared for a long conversation (most of which will be with the rod builder), but you'll get THE
As to the 'retro rod' I think Steve may have one or two of the blanks left. You'll love it for fishing ... and you'll be one of a half dozen folks in the World with this 'Bit 'O Kit.'
Very cool rod!