I really dig my 51111. I’ve found 360-ish grain to be the sweet range for skagit heads. Alot of the reviews online rave about the airflo skagit scout as the choice for this rod but i found 20’ head to be my preference (SA or rio) as the better choice for my casting stroke. Enjoy the rod as I feel it’s an under the radar winner!
I've just recently acquired a 5111 too and tried several lines with it for a couple of hours. Thus far I liked the SA SpeyLite Skagit Integrated 330 with Imow light, T-8 and T-11. The Scout 360 felt a bit heavy to my liking but I'll give it another whip. Per someone's recommendation I bought a SA Freightliner 360 floater and will try it in a week or two.
Tried the OPST smooth 300 grain line today at a local fly shop. They put backing on my reel. Wow this line cast a mile. Both salesmen were impressed and both will buy this line. The running line is only .25 diameter.
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