I used a DT8F and a DT9F. I have 52' (360 grains and 410 grains)and 64' (440 grains and 510 grains) marked off on both lines. I liked the DT8F with this rod. I had one favourable day (wind wise) that let me go beyond the 64' mark. I also overhead casted a Rio DC300 line. The line didn't sink very deep and I easily lifted the whole head up.
I tested the 5/6 and the 6/7 rods over the last 3 weekends. I used weighted flies and indy with shot with both rods. I am ordering the 6/7 because it handled the wind better than the 5/6. I really enjoyed casting both rods. I liked the DT9F with the 6/7. I just ordered the MidSpey 6/7 with tips from Kaufmann's (sponsor plug) to go with the 6/7 rod. This line was closest to the DT9F grainage.
P.S. I was planning on making a sink tip for the 5/6 using a DT8F cut so I could attach a 15' 6wt or 7wt sink tip, but the rods are going back West this week.
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