Last month at the Fred Evans Charity Spey Clinic I was the lucky person to recieve a rod from Loomis as part of Loomis' support of the clinic (Scott, SA, Loomis and the Red Shed all get thanks). I just got the rod and I am wondering about lines. The rod is a 12'6" 9/10 GL3 - Do you think this is the same as the alta? It has the same number FR1509/10 so I am guessing it is. The only 9/10 line I have is the midspey 9/10 so I took that out during the last light of the day. I am actually more than happy with how it handles that line, if it is the alta, I am surprised it handles the mid belly line so well. In fact it is a real nice caster, light weight, and going to me my mainstay winter rod! Any advice on lines would be great, I was thinking of getting a short belly 9/10 and use the tips from my midspey.