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What weight Orvis Type 1 Short Head floating line matches well with the CND Custom 13-foot 8/9 rod? I am looking for the Orvis line weight designation rather than grain weight, though the latter would be welcome as well. I think the Orvis Short Head is akin to the SA Short Head. I posted this question on the FlyFishingForum as well, so if you have answered it there, no need to repeat your answer here. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Smolt I have a new 9wt short head orvis line at home I can weigh it tonight and send you the grain weight so youcan compare it to the grain weight of a sa short head which is posted under the loomis line specs I think.
if that will help.
Erik
 

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SSpey,

If you are correct -- and that should be confirmed with the info from Rambo -- then it would appear that the Orvis Type 1 Short Head size 8 will be what I am looking for.

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so here is what I came up with
Orvis short head floating spey 9wt = 56ft 7 in at 653 grains
sa short head 8/9 wt 51 ft and 650 grains (from Gloomis line data.)
hope this helps
Rambo
 

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Hey Smolt,

Looks like you found your man.

I contacted a friend who has a friend in hq (VT) and they did not provide any info stating this line was discontinued. However, looking at the info here the line appears to be a very good match (tapers notwithstanding) in the 9wt short.

KEWL
 

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Thanks Juro. Without your input, I was going to buy the 8-weight. I understand you likely won't be able to make it to the clave in Muskegon in April, but I hope to cross paths with you some other time this season.
 
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