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I have an Orvis Trident, 14', 3 piece, 9 wt., tip flex 12 currently lined w/ a Hardy mach 1 9 wt. floater and am having problems loading the rod. Any suggestions from folks familiar w/ this rod regarding a more appropriate line will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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The Hardy Mach 1 10/11 will be much better for you. The Hardy Mach 1 9/10 only weighs 463 grns while the 10/11 weighs 648 grns. I had of those rods here for a while and something in the 650 range seemed to work best for me.
If you have any friends with a 9/10 Delta or 9/10/11 WC borrow one for a test drive before you drop the $$.
 

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Yes that will be too light. The 8/9 hardy mach 1 is rated to the AFMTA single hand standards which puts in the 5/6/7 weight spey line category.

If you check out the RIO spey recs:

http://rioproducts.com/pages/speyrecs.asp

Simon is reccomending a RIO windcutter 8/9/10 for light loading or a 9/10/11 if you like a heavier load on the rod.

Hope this helps some.

-sean
 

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MJC and Sean, thanks for the reply. When I got the rod I was given three new Hardy lines by the Hardy rep. It was (is) quite a gift but the floater was definitely too light. Not wanting to spend $ on a bad choice I thought it wise to ask for help. Since there are absolutely no spey casters here near me in central PA to borrow a line from, I'll most likely buy a Windcutter 9/10/11. I saw Simon at the NJ fly show this past Sunday but he was very busy so didn't get a chance to quiz him on a better line choice. Thanks again.
 
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