This is a european rod so don't even look at the 8/9. Use the grams they print on the rod and convert to grains and use that as a guide. This rod is probably more like a 7/8 here. They're rod class standards are different than what is used over here. At 425 grains a scandi short versi tip or a 410 grain steelhead scandi would probably be a nice lines on that rod. As far as skagit, 500 grains would probably be nice or you can over line it abit more as I think most do here for a deeper loading feel if that is what your looking for.
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