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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Picked up an Echo 7wt. 12.9 last night, Echo ION 10/12 reel, Ridge line running line and 510 grain Rage shooting head.
I am used to single hand set ups so this is all new. As far as the leader to tippet, I'm a little confused about the poly this and braided that..
Can I still use the set up I do with single handers? 10' leader, to tippet, or Should I be using something else? With the single handed rods, whenever I used too heavy a leader or tippet, I had the flop problem. Is there something I should do to prevent that issue, or is that a thing of the past with the DH rods?

looking forward to utilizing the site, Great place
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Greetings
Picked up an Echo 7wt. 12.9 last night, Echo ION 10/12 reel, Ridge line running line and 510 grain Rage shooting head.
I am used to single hand set ups so this is all new. As far as the leader to tippet, I'm a little confused about the poly this and braided that..
Can I still use the set up I do with single handers? 10' leader, to tippet, or Should I be using something else? With the single handed rods, whenever I used too heavy a leader or tippet, I had the flop problem. Is there something I should do to prevent that issue, or is that a thing of the past with the DH rods?

looking forward to utilizing the site, Great place
Bill


yea, you can use 10' POLY/VERSI - spey/salmon sinking leader's to tippet any sink rate you want with ease that head plus, more. No flop problem. Just make sure your leader / tippet off the poly is "enough" for swung fly.tubes fly's etc. Go 15# maxima u.g. to 12# for big stuff and 12# to 10# for lighter,smaller buggers and such.
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Welcome to the Board.

Your SH setups will work fine for 2H. The line is heavier, so it will carry more mass, for the same rod designation, than a SH.

Unless you are already familiar with spey casting, get some good instruction up front. That will drastically shorten the learning curve and get you fishing and catching sooner with a lot less frustration.

Have fun in the journey.

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