Just wondering what kind of lines people use for this rod and what they think of it? I currently use a Rio midspey 8/9 and want to try something different!
Well well, I think Peter was merely pointing out that casting a 1150 grains/50 ft head with a 9/10 wt rod is somewhat extreme business. Have to agree with Peter, while I have casted a 850 grain/30ft Deep Water Express with a 10/11 rod, and thus know that it is possible, but has absolutely nothing to do with fly casting . IMHO.CraigSC said:Rumor has it that a large wooden cross has been erected atop Mt. Rainier. I also heard that "P-S-C" is carved into it. :tsk_tsk:
Bob Pauli said:...that the two persons posting affirmatively about the ability of Rio Skagit Spey Lines to carry heavy tips have actually cast the line
Those questioning that ability have not.
Yes, I am sure that you have had it right, and the most fun is to cast a 1150grain/50 ft line with a 9 wt 14 ft rod. That must be all about the the SPEYCASTING there is to be. Be happy with the road you have chosen.Bob Pauli said:You have it right. Fun, isn't it?
peter-s-c said:To put a finer point on it -- I have a problem with bandwagons. A while back, every newcomer who asked a line question here was barraged with, "Get a Windcutter, Get a Windcutter." Now it's, "Get a Skagit head. Get a Skagit head." I've been fishing the same concept now for two years so I have an idea how these lines work -- I don't have to own one to know how they work. Hell, for all I know, I might've even given Jim Vincent the idea from the reversed Windcutter email exchange we had. That profile has since shown up in a few Rio lines (SSH, Pike & Bass). There's nothing magical about these lines -- the concept is simple.
For short range work in pocket water or dealing with long, deep channels, sign me up. There's a spot on the Maitland and on the Saugeen where this rig is ideal (and where I've already fished mine). It sounds like it's tailor made for the Niagara -- I've used BigBoys and worse there for years. But it won't do everything and it won't work everywhere. Making overweight Skagit line recommendations to people who don't Skagit cast and who don't need the capability, not only doesn't make sense but it wastes their money and worse, could break their rod.
EOT for me