I started with a 600 grain Skagit for tips, then dropped down to a 575 I believe. And, a Nextcast Fall Favorite 70 8/9 for a dry line. That 8/9 felt just a touch heavy at 730 grains. The 7/8 would possibly have been a better choice. I believe I ended up cutting the 8/9 back 6 feet to 60'.what line were u fishing on yours?