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Got the scandi head...now what?

I have a Sage Z-axis 11' 7wt switch. I purchased RIO 385gr Steelhead Scandi Head. Not sure which running line I need? and heads?

I plan on using it for Steelhead in the Salmon River NY, Smallies and Shad on the Deleware river.

What's recommended?

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Staying with Rio I would recommend the .024 Powerflex floating. Add two or three 10' Spey Versi Leaders (floating, 2.6, 5.6) and go fishing.

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I liked Rio, but im still in quest for a better runner. Is it just me or Rio powerflex tends to be sticky to fingers when not wet? I think ill give ELF line a try. If you do decide to go with Rio get 0.24 for your rod. I have one listed in F/S section for $30. By the way those scandi lines are such nice casting tools

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You guys rock! Thanks for the info.

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A spool Amnesia would be the best under $5 spent and you'll get two lengths of running line! At that price it's a no brainer.

By the way, the 7110Z is a fantastic rod! In my opinion the best spey rod in the "Switch" class ever made. I know that's bold, but there is something magical about that particular model and weight.

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I have a Sage Z-axis 11' 7wt switch. I purchased RIO 385gr Steelhead Scandi Head. Not sure which running line I need? and heads?

I plan on using it for Steelhead in the Salmon River NY, Smallies and Shad on the Deleware river.

What's recommended?

TIA,
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If you are going to target Steelhead I would not use less than 30lb. test backing, and the best running line I have ever used is the Airflo Ridge, also 30lb. The reason that I suggest 30lb. for both is the fact that you want the weakest link to be your tippet not your Scandi Head, running line or backing. You do not want to risk either breaking and loseing your head or running line or both. 10ft. Airflo polyleaders will work well on your Scandi-I would buy the full set of 6 leaders (I would not bother with the Hover leader) this way you are able to fish most river situations. Also add a wallet to store them. Then the only thing left is the tippet and you will not go wrong with using Maxima 12 or 15lb. test. All of these items are avaiable from Poppy at The Redshed.

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If you are going to target Steelhead I would not use less than 30lb. test backing, and the best running line I have ever used is the Airflo Ridge, also 30lb. The reason that I suggest 30lb. for both is the fact that you want the weakest link to be your tippet not your Scandi Head, running line or backing. You do not want to risk either breaking and loseing your head or running line or both. 10ft. Airflo polyleaders will work well on your Scandi-I would buy the full set of 6 leaders (I would not bother with the Hover leader) this way you are able to fish most river situations. Also add a wallet to store them. Then the only thing left is the tippet and you will not go wrong with using Maxima 12 or 15lb. test. All of these items are avaiable from Poppy at The Redshed.

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I have the 30lb backing ready to spool up. I am not new to the steelie game just trying new things. Been fishing for them with my 9' 6wt and 9'6" 7wt Sages and fully aware of not loosing my fly line. Tippet max that I use 10lb.
Thanks for the tip on the Airflo.
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James,

Thanks for the tip on the Amnesia.

Looks like I am goin to have to buy some extra spools for my reel
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Well, it sounds like you are a seasoned angler. So you are all set.

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Thanks again. You guys are great with help on this forum.

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Amnesia question

"A spool Amnesia would be the best under $5 spent and you'll get two lengths of running line! At that price it's a no brainer."

I've used Amnesia to chuck n duck with eggs and nymphs for steelies. It is pretty good for the price.

Couple of questions- do you find that it coils- how does that impact the spey cast?

I've heard that Amnesia can wear ridges into guides and reels- have you ever experienced any problems?
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"A spool Amnesia would be the best under $5 spent and you'll get two lengths of running line! At that price it's a no brainer."

I've used Amnesia to chuck n duck with eggs and nymphs for steelies. It is pretty good for the price.

Couple of questions- do you find that it coils- how does that impact the spey cast?

I've heard that Amnesia can wear ridges into guides and reels- have you ever experienced any problems?
How does it impact the cast? Amnesia Sails! Other's claim it tangles, I think it tangles the least. Love the stuff...and Varivas too!

AS far as wear...it's mono, so no different than the wear on a spinning rod. I'd be more worried about Gel Spun backing. I will say, that I have heard the wear comment before...cheap guides?

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running line

Several years ago, the folks at the Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon (experts) put me on to a running line made by Varivas. It is strong, and very slick. I use it exclusively now. (http://www.flyfishusa.com/lines/shoo...ting-lines.htm)
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I also use varivas. I have added one of Josh's tiny swivels between the running line and the head and those nasty twists have been eliminated. The running line lasts much longer, as does my good temper!
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I have used Amnesia for years with my single hand rods and shooting heads fishing salmon in the pram lineups on the Smith and Chetco.

The only issue I have with it is it has alot of stretch. So I have gone to Berkeley Big Game Solar Green - I have it in 25# up ot 40# - much less stretch and even cheaper than amnesia.

It will kink and tangle some but I have never used a running line that doesn't to some extent and I have tried lots of them from pvc to Monic and they all tangle - so I have gone to cheap that I can replace quickly and mono shoots much better than most of the plastic type running lines
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Thanks

Thanks for the feedback guys
I'm going to try Amnesia
It is cheap and if I don't like it I can always find other uses for it
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