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It appears manufacturers are moving toward better standarization in rod and line rating, ( albeit glacially ). The need to know what a line really weighs remains, especially when you start using cheaters & customising on your own. I know some of you guys weigh your lines, but how? With what kind of scale and where might I find one ? Also I believe it is only the head wieght that matters. So do you simply coil the head only on a scale and any remaining running line simply lays on the table top ?

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Hey Gary...

I use a small digital jewler's scale. I have them for sale but am out of stock at present, however I know Aaron in Carnation http://www.speyshop.com/ has them. I wind the head on a line winder into a 5" coil and stick that in an empty line box and weigh it, then weigh the box and subtract for the head weight. Yes the running line just lays there.

It should be noted that Rio is now noting the head length and grain weights on the label and Snowbee is also listing the the head weight on the label as grams, while not in grains can easily be converted. Both of these companies should be rewarded with increased sales. It is to bad the rest of the line companies are not as progressive.

Also you can look on my website. I have all of the head weights of the lines listed on the individual line pages.
http://www.redshedflyshop.com/shop-index.html
At one time Aaron also had a BIG chart with the specs but I don't know if he still does. Also Dana had a chart here on the Spey Pages site.

Rio and Rajeff (Airflo) has specs listed on their sites. They are both listed on the sponsors page.
 
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