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Howdy All,
Just wanted to pick your brains for a bit. Here is the question. I have the T&T DH1409 and DH1510 both set up with windcutters. Love the way the rods casts but now am starting to get sick of having to strip in 40+ feet of running line after each cast. Does anyone have any suggestions of mid to long belly lines that work well with the above mentioned rods. I know one line will probably not work with both so feel free to mention which rod it goes to.
thanks in advanced,
Ryan
ps If anyone mentions the carron jetstream please include how someone in the states can get their hands on one. :D
 

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Yeah right!!!

deegan said:
starting to get sick of having to strip in 40+ feet of running line after each cast.:D
Yeah right, I've seen you cast. Who are you trying to kid?:tsk_tsk:




Wouldn't it be more realistic to say 60' of running line! :rolleyes:

Seth
 

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The Jetstream's are my line of choice on both my 1509-3 and 1510-5. The 10/11 matches the 9 and the 11/12 the ten. Try Aaron at River Run Anglers (a site sponsor) as he might have a line on getting you one. Of course with these, you still have to strip line but not as much.

Also a good match for your T&Ts would be the RIO 8/9 Midspey for the 1409 and the old 7/8 Grandspey for the 1510. I used the 8/9 exclusively on the 1509 for a couple of years and found it a nice match. The old 7/8 Grand Spey likewise matches well to the 1510 at least for my casting stroke. Note that both these Rio recs. are A series matches. If you prefer the rod to load deeper, try the 9/10 MS and the old 8/9 Grand Spey. I haven't played around enough witht eh new Grandspeys to say for sure but you will need to move up one, possibly two weights to get the same grains.

I am sure there will be some good input on lines from SA and other makers as well.
 

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Like 'tip has already said, the 8/9 MidSpey is a good match for the 1409 and the 9/10 MidSpey for the 1510. The Long Deltas and SA Mastery are also good matches in the same line sizes as the MidSpeys. I also liked the Jetstreams 'tip recommended for each rod. The 1409 likes a line between 700 to 800 grs and the 1510 a line between 800 and 900 grs in the long bellies, which the Jetstreams recommended by Sinktip are within (as are the new GS 8/9 and 9/10)

The new GS 9/10 is a great match on the 1510 and the new GS 8/9 should be a very good match on the 1409. The XLT 8/9 works well on the 1510 and the XLT 7/8 works well on the 1409. I think ol' Tipper got the old GS 7/8 and 8/9 mixed up though. I used the old 8/9 GS on my 1510 for the last 2 years (it was OK, but just a tad heavy) and the old 7/8 GS wasn't bad on the 1409.

The new GS lines which are built to the new long-belly spey standards are a very different line than the old ones and should be bought in the same size as the rod. I.e. the 8/9 for the 1409 and the 9/10 for the 1510.
 

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Russ,

You scared me there for a minute so I went and re-read last night's post. Nope, that is what I intended to type. The old 7/8 GrandSpey is a nice combination on my 10150-5. It also is very serviceable on the 1509 until you get the color change 1/2 way up the guides and then it gets heavy fast.

FYI, the old 7/8 GS is also a nice match for the CND Salar Specialist.

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Sinktip,

Perhaps the difference between us in which old GS we use on our 1510's is that I have the 1510-3 and you have the slightly softer 1510-5, and I was casting the old 8/9 by having some more of it pulled in beyond the color change. The old GS 8/9 worked well on my 1510-3 if I kept the color change about 5 feet lower (meaning toward the water or rod's butt) than the fingers of my top hand. The old 7/8 worked well if I kept the color change about 1/2 way up the rod; however, I didn't like the way the old 7/8 loaded the rod at distances of 50'-65'. The new GS is so much better than the old one that I will be using the new GS 9/10 on my 1510-3 (it is a great match) and retiring the old GS 8/9.
 

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With Russ, the old GS 8/9 had a 90' belly, minus 13' in the guides minus 5' more on the water, leaving 72' for casting off the rod tip. Generally speaking, I plateau at 75' with tips on my 1509. The midspey is a little too short, and the long bellies (XLT, GS) a little too long. aka Little Red Riding Hood.

So here's a call to mfgs for at least a few more lines with 75' bellies, a fisherman's length for winter. Gotta get my hands on a Carron...
 

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Steve,

The new GS 8/9 at 800 grs with an 80' belly is a sweetie on 8/9 rods, just remember to use 8 wt sink tips on it. I'm also greatly looking forward to the new XLT's. The 6/7 prototype XLT I got to cast a K-Days was very nice, even though Way told me it wasn't completely finished development yet. We are certainly going to be the beneficiaries of some very fine lines as the result of the spey line standard.
 
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