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As per the title, I'm toying with the idea of cutting back a few Nextcast Fall Favourite lines. Seeking advise from those who have done so whether it's a good idea to do so (thinking of chopping them by around 10-15 ft and adding custom loops so that I can swap from floating to sink tips when the situation requires). And if so, how much will you cut the following lines.

Nextcast FF45 7/8 (44ft/ 570grain)
Nextcast FF55 8/9 (54ft/ 650grain)
Nextcast FF70 8/9 (65ft/ 730grain)

Any help will be much appreciated!
 

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Cutting Nextcast lines for tips

Since you are basically making winter authorities I would assume that looking up the length they are cut at for the same weight and length you have would get you in the ball park. You may also want to send a PM or email to Highlander 2 on spey pages or contact Simon Hsieh right at Nextcast lines to find out for sure. Both guys are very helpful. Good Luck
 

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In essence you want to turn them into the WA right?? If it were me I would just look at the corresponding WA to the weight and length of the line and copy the design. I have a FF that I thought about cutting but I like it too much I don't really want to mess with it. But it does get me even more interested in getting a WA.
 

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I'm not crazy GrayGhost responded while I was typing my response so I didn't see it!! haha Good luck with cutting them I don't think you will have any problems making the loops or anything my line was easy enough to weld on.
 

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That's for the suggestions fellas!
Wondering if anyone ever regretted turning the FF into the equivalent WA line instead of just ponying up and buying a WA right from the get go? Just trying to weigh the potential hidden downsides that haven't been thought of.
 

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The FF is the EXACT same line as the WA...minus the factory welded loop. And a few inches of line lost to make said loop.

I have cut a few FF's and no regrets. I am only going to get FF's from now on since welded loops eventually ALL CRACK at their base. A simple, stupid old school method of 50# braided nylon, purposely left uncoated so you don't end up with any spots less flexible than the line itself. Sure they hinge a bit...who cares? You see the same hinge from welded loops because they are stiffer than the line. At least you get 5 times the use out of braided loops before they (and mostly the line they cover) wears out. Or about the same time the line starts to crack up anyway. Which happens pretty fast if you fish or cast a lot.

No need to reinvent the wheel for cut points:

45's at 12'
55's and 70's at 15'.
 
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