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What Rio WC line would you recommend for a Scott LS2 1408/4? In the Rio table the A recommendation is 8/9/10 and the B is 9/10/11. What is confusing is that these recommendations are the same as those for the 1509/4 rod.

I am a beginner when it comes to spey casting so according to the table I should go with the B recommendation, but when compared to the 7 and 9 wt rod recommendations 9/10/11 seems on the heavy side.

I will go with a multi tip line.

Bob
 

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Confused?!

After much testing of lines, my buddy and I decided that the 8/9/10 WC works well on both the 1408 and the 1509. I know that sounds crazy, but that is the long and short of our winter casting sessions to figure out lines for the LS2 1307,1408,1509. The 7/8/9 casts well on the 1408, but you really need all of the fat line out of the tip for it to load up.

Ps: this is just my humble opinion, coming from a feeble spey flinger!
 

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The 1408 LS2 is my offical fishin stick,as such I like the 8/9/10 but the 9/10/11 works very well also,user preferance,to me this rod is a 9 weight until line length exceeds 65 ft then line weight must be toned down where as the 1509 LS2,another fine weapon,can keep the 9 weight rating for short,mid and long bellies.
As a new caster the 9/10/11 would be a great choice as it makes short work of sink tip's and it's not taxing at all to the rod.
 
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