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Looking for line recommendation - new to spey

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After reading some acceptable reviews I picked up a LL Bean Streamlight combo...12'6" 7wt rod and Streamlight 3 reel at a very good price as my first spey outfit.

I now need to pick backing and line.

After some reading and discussions I'm leading toward a skagit set up.

Recommendations for backing and line ?
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I'll assume Intruders and the like for the up-coming late fall/winter season!?

I suggest an Airflo Comp Skagit 450, and if you can borrow some heads try a 420 and a 480.

But - being that you are new to spey casting I would highly recommend an Airflo Delta multi-tip speyline or WA6/7 for your first line and to hold off on the weighted flies.
Thanks for the input.

I appreciate your suggestions
Here's a good place to look -

Best to ya,
Thank you
I tried there a few days ago and unfortunately my rod is not listed
That was my first two handed rod. I used a Airfllo Delta 7/8. I thought it worked pretty well.

ETA Backing; I think I had 20lb Dacron.
I think that is where I will start.

Thank you
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