I use a series of sink tips from 5' to 20' depending on water depth. I'll make them from LC13 or T-14 or whatever. i've done this with mid-spey lines with no real issues. I like the air-flo line and would like to make it more versatile.
The line diameter just above the loop on a 9/10 Delta spey is .068. If I were going to throw anchor chain I personally would want to cut at a heavier diameter. You could always call Tim Rajeff at 1-866-347-4359. What diameter was the Midspey chopped at where you used 20' of LC13?
the "grains" point is a good one, though by my experience with other lines, I've found that a rod well matched to 15' 9 wt tips can usually cast and turnover 20' of LC13 just fine. But, you must slow down the casting stroke and let the butt section do the work.
On the other hand, if you expect to cast LC13 as your main tip most of the time, then by all means match the grains for that use.
Howdy Ryan, So you are saying to cut the line at 30.5' from the tip? Which would be about the same as a WC with the center section (tip 2?) and tip 1 removed. I could see that for the anchor chain tips. I'm not disagreeing with you just trying to clarify in my own mind what I think you are saying. Rajeff has always told me to cut at 15' but that was for using standard Airflo tips matched to the line. Take care, MJC
PS, Or are you saying to measure 35.5' from the back end on the Delta which would be 20' from the tip? Which sounds alright to me.
You were probably clear enough for most people but my old brain is getting a little foggy. Maybe I'll walk down to my old truck and take a deep breath of "old" diesel fumes. That should perk me up. Take care, MJC
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