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Im new to spey fishing but will hopefully get a Redington Red Fly2 13'0" 8 weight and a Echo ION 8/10wt reel.Im still figuring out the lines but i know i will need a running line and a shooting head.Im gonna fish sink tips so a skagit it is.What kind of running line and heads would you recommend a starter.I have 50$budget

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Berkely Big Game 40lb is about the cheapest running line and is pretty good. Split a spool with some buddies and you will only be out a couple bucks. Just be sure to stretch it in the morning before you start fishing.
Then you still have almost your whole budget to go to a local shop and pick up a head, sinktip, and some local knowledge.
 

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I sent you a PM can email pictures if your interested. I have that rod with reel and line in excellent condition. $175+shipping
 

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Berkely Big Game 40lb is about the cheapest running line and is pretty good. Split a spool with some buddies and you will only be out a couple bucks. Just be sure to stretch it in the morning before you start fishing.
Then you still have almost your whole budget to go to a local shop and pick up a head, sinktip, and some local knowledge.
What do you mean by stretch it?
 

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I have the ECHO 10/12 & a smaller 6wt something. they are great reels. incredible drags. they can take some abuse n run perfectly. I have caught several fresh coho & steelhead on the 6wt including a 14.9 lb winter head. the ECHO ions are a great choice.
I fish a redington dually spey rod. I think it is softer than your red fly.
I know your question was about lines but I thought I would tell you what a great reel you have.
 

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stretch

Have a buddy hold the end or wrap around trailer hitch or something like that, walk away letting line put until you have the amount you'll be casting, point your rod at it (or do just on the reel) and give it a stretch, it gets all the memory (coils) out of your mono.

I've used gripshooter, slickshooter, and big game. Go with the big game, it's cheaper and if you go 44lb or higher in the Rio it's like Velcro on the water when your trying to cast. Just starting you will have issues with line mgmt so you don't really want that nonsense going on.

This is my opinion and have heard from other the same about the line stick... My honest opinion is saved some money and raise that budget (you won't get enough sink tips for 50 bucks) part of two handers is going through line after line until you find the one for you. Don't go cheap and be prepared to buy more. See if your shop has demos, most all will have lines you can go test... Last thing, again my opinion... AIRFLO AIRFLO AIRFLO for shooting heads.

Really two choices here... 1. Get smart and forget all about two handers or 2. Open a line of credit and join our madness!!
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Just wanted to mention that I had the pleasure of meet NewbieSpeyBoy (and his non-fishing dad) this morning and what a fine young 11 year old lad he is. Welcome to this forum and enjoy your Spey journey! :)
 

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Just wanted to mention that I had the pleasure of meet NewbieSpeyBoy (and his non-fishing dad) this morning and what a fine young 11 year old lad he is. Welcome to this forum and enjoy your Spey journey! :)
Now I understand! Well young man, if the parents don't mind PM me your shipping address and I'll send out some big game and a couple sink tips to help get you started. Welcome aboard! You will find some good fall as around here.
 

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Just wanted to mention that I had the pleasure of meet NewbieSpeyBoy (and his non-fishing dad) this morning and what a fine young 11 year old lad he is. Welcome to this forum and enjoy your Spey journey! :)
Thanks Rusty for the kind words,reel/line and a mini lesson.I can get a 45ft snap T no probs.
 

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My advice is to get your dad into fishing, not only is it a great way to have fun and spend time with your dad, it will significantly increase your budget :hihi: I speak from experience on this one.
 

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Now I understand! Well young man, if the parents don't mind PM me your shipping address and I'll send out some big game and a couple sink tips to help get you started. Welcome aboard! You will find some good fall as around here.
Already done. :smokin:

Thanks Rusty for the kind words,reel/line and a mini lesson.I can get a 45ft snap T no probs.
Good job young lad!
Your half way to bombing them 100ft. :)
Btw, nice tight loops you were casting on my 3wt SH.
 

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rod reel and line

If your dad will kick in $75 to your $50 dollar budget I will sell you a Redington Red Fly 13' 8 wt. with either a Leeda 200 magnum reel or a Young 1535 clicker reel reels are in good usable condition.and a Airflo Ridge running line. Airflo Compact Skagit 570 line and I will kick in three sink tips. I will also kick in the shipping to any lower 48 address for free. Or I will make the same deal on a Cabelas 13' 8 wt. LST with 4" added to the forward grip for better balance and handling.

So $125 to your door for either rod reel and line ready to fish. I will also include a dozen winter flies.

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