This is one of my all time favorite two hand rods. My preference for lines on this rod are short head lines in the 570-600 grains and skagit in the 550-570 grains.
I fish this rod with a Delta 8/9 gr. multi tip and a Vector Ballistic 570 gr. For a Skagit line, I like the SA skagit extreme 570 gr. and the Airflo skagit short 570 gr.
In my hand this rod just sings with these line ups.
This rod paired with the Vector 570 gr and skagit short 570 gr. was my setup for my THCI exam. This rod is very versatile and pure magic!
Enjoy your new rod.
FFF MCI and THCI
RL Winston Rod Co. Pro Staff