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loco alto!
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Can anyone provide the approximate weights of an SA-XLT 7/8 vs. Spey DT9F at around 90' length?

My Sage 8150 is beginning to fold at 90' of DT9F. I'm expecting an ugly snapping sound. I don't want to drop to a DT8F because most of my fishing is within 80'

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JD
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8150 & XLT 7/8

After playing around with Cortland DT Spey lines, I went with the XLT 7/8 as soon as it was available for my 8150. It works very well out of the box out to about 80 feet of line ( not counting the leader. That seems to be my limit, for now. Cut the line back & splice loops if you want to throw sink tips, or two fly rigs. Check the archcives or the Spey pages for grain whts.
 

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I have not cast the Sage 8150 but use the 7/8 xlt on a Scott 1287 and it picks up and throws the head pretty easily so would expect the Sage to handle the line. I would agree with JD that the line works best out to 80 feet or a bit beyond at which point it is much easier to shoot additional line rather than pick it.
 
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