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Hi everybody.
I saw a previous post about the Airflo 9/10...my question is a bit different in regards to cutting back the 10/11 Airflo Delta Spey.
Does any body know how far to cut it back so that it is 650 grains?
I was hoping to cut this back enough to make a Skagit line for a Sage 9126-3 Spey rod.
Is it possible?:confused:

Thanks in advance for any help.:hihi:
 

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If you can wait til in the morning I'll weigh a Delta 10/11 and give you the info you need.
 

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I could be wrong, but

I think the 56.5 foot Delta 10/11 head weighs about 690 grains. Mike can set us right when he weighs one of his tomorrow.

At 690 you will not be snipping it back much to get to 650.
 

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10/11 Delta

Tip 0.5 ft
Front taper 31.0 ft
Belly 22.0 ft
Tear taper 3.0 ft
Total head length 56.5 ft
Holding line length 20.0 ft
Head weight in grains 690.0

I do not have one to weigh right now, so I can't give a "live" example. The window for Skagit is 3.0 to 3.5 times rod length for Best Skagit casting. For the 12' 6" rod that is 43.75 head and tip max so I don't think you will get a good Skagit line for that rod out of a 10/11 delta. It should work for the little brother, the 6126-3.
 

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Sorry it's later then morning. I was kidknapped by aliens and forced to do manual labor yesterday and I am just now recovering.
I weighed a brand new 10/11 Delta that just arrived from Rajeff. The head weighs 690grns @ 56'. 8' off the tip will weigh 50grns.
 

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I appreciate all the help & info.
My dilemma is that I have the Airflo delta lines in 8/9 & 9/10...I guess I could just not cut the lines & use them as is. The 3 rods in question are the Scott LS2 1509-4, Sage 9126-3 & Burkheimer 9143-3.
Would both these lines work with all three rods? Or would any of the rods be overloaded with the 10/11? Or underloaded with the 8/9? I haven't rec'd the Burkie yet so that's why I have the twenty questions going.
Thanks everyone.
 

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Rookiespey,
I borrowed a Rio 650 Skagit line (w/ 10' cheater) this spring and spent a day with it on my Burkie 9143. The tip was 10' of T-14. It cast pretty well, but I thought the Burkie would have liked the 550 better. The Burkie had plenty of backbone for the grain weight, and I was casting plenty far with a big brass tubefly, but the whole thing felt clunky and slapped the water around like crazy. It did turn over the fly better than my Airflo Delta 9/10.
daniel
 
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