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Ok, I'm fairly new to the spey world. Only been doing it about 2 years now. I'm purchasing a 7136 for my summerrun steelheading. What I'm curious about is lines. I'm leaning towards the 7/8 for it. But there are so many varieties out there. I'm strictly a floating line guy for summerruns, so dont' need the sinktips. But I have a chance to get a Rio Midspey 7/8 wt floating. Now, I've heard about the Accl and the WC. But what is the Midspeys? Would this be a good line to spool up for summer fishing? Is the midspey designed for a certain style of fishing.

Any help would be appreciated. Need to know soon before the deal slips away. NIB for $40. Unless someone else can lead me in another direction????
 

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Rio WindCutter is a short (55ft) belly Spey Line.
Rio Mid Spey is similar to a WindCutter except the belly length is 65ft.
Rio Accellerator belly length is something on the order of 70 to 80 feet, varies with heavier lines having longer bellies. It also has a necked down section about 15 feet back from the tip, the purpose being to (surprise, surprise) accelerate the tip turn over.

According to Simon G's reccomendations, the 7/8 MidSpey would load the 7136 well. And at $40, it's a deal.

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Hey ST69,

Should be a good line for summer. I like at least a 65' belly for summer floating line fishing. I think you'd like that line on your 7136-4 (especially if it's the "newer" model).

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I'm in sort of the same boat you are. I've been at it for a little over two and a half years. I don't have a 7136 but have tried one out. I have a 7141 and use a 7/8 midspey with tips on it. Nice enough line. For a full floater, I'd probably opt for an accelerator instead. I would have bought one, but I thought I'd wait and try one of the new SA lines.
The 7141 is a different rod of coarse, but the 7/8 midspey casts well with it. No problem with hanging the belly of the tip and making any of the casts I normally use. For $40, sounds like a very good price.
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I'm a little late getting back to you.

I have the 7136 and on the advise of the Sage Rep in our area, I bought the 6/7 MidSpey for dries for trout and the type of fishing/casting that you are talking about.

The Combo works well until you get a heavy fly over size 4 in some heavy water. Then, the Rod for me can't handle it. *

For dry flies, attractors size 4 and under, I can cast 60 to 75'+ for a couple of hours in medium flow water with the 7136 and the 6/7 MidSpey with basically minimal effort. It is a nice combination for those flies and medium to lower flow waters. The line and rod balance out well in moderate flows with size 4>er flies.

*Which is why I have just recently bought the Sage Euro 7141 for the heavier flies and fast flowing waters.
 
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