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Mr. Mom
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Hey all

Did the old search-aroonie on previous posts and found older posts saying to cut the 10/11 XLT at 27 or 28 feet. Is this still the prevailing wisdom? Have others experimented with less? I'm sure I missed some posts as you can't search for XLT... Gotta draw the line somewhere and 4 letters is it!

Philster
 

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Still valid - pretty sure most of the original info came from Dr. Way Yin who was instrumental in designing the lines
 

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SA Spey XLT Fly Lines 6/7 7/8 8/9 9/10 10/11
Forward Taper (feet) 87 91 90 92 99
Rear Taper (feet) 19 16 18 14 16
Total Head Length (feet) 108 107 108 106 115
Total Line length (feet) 120 130 130 140 140
Suggested placement of loops (feet from front of line) for sink tip use 18-20 20-22 24-25 27 28
Maximum suggested grain weight (15 foot sink tip) 160 170 200 260 300
well it looks a perfect table here till I post then the wheels come off

This table is from SA. As you can see the distance for the 10/11 is 28 ft.

Regards,
 
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