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I just tried the Airflo long Delta (7/8) on my Scott 7 wt and am impressed. I have been using the Midspey which I also like. The weights of the two lines are similar (within 10 grains) However, I notice that the long Delta Airflo lines match the grain weights of the shorter Delta lines whereas the Midspey is significantly heavier than the equivalent WindCutter. So as you go up in weight, the Midspeys are significantly heavier than equivalent long Delta. Curious if anyone has used the heavier wt long Deltas and if they effectivley load the heavier rods?
 

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I'm leery of posting anything that even vaguely resembles advise, but I'll risk it here and tell you that I've been casting a 9/10 long delta with a brown sage 9140 and it casts like crazy. A better caster may choose to use a 8/9, I'm not sure. I just know that I really like the Airflo line, how it shoots and how it turns over. Can't wait until summer!
 

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I tested prototypes of these lines on the Dean last summer and found they were great with the 3 or 4 different 9/10 weight rods (2 Loops, a Sage and a Fly Logic) & 10/11 weight rods (Sages) we had along. I just spent a weekend at the casting school with the final production version of the 9/10 Long Delta and a couple of my Loop 9/10s and found it loaded those rods quite nicely.
 

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I'm throwing a 9/10 Long Delta on a Flylogic 13'8wt., & have noticed a couple differences between it & the Midspey:
It's lighter at the same length, so it needs a Polytip to get the same "feel".
The running line is slightly thicker, so it's easier to manage with my arthritic hands.
Minor differences, but still noticeable...
FWIW,
 

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So some say the Airflos work as indicated by weight but I note that Silverdoc is using a 9/10 on an 8 st and indicating it is a bit light?

The Midspey wts are: 8/9 = 640; 9/10 = 725; 10/11 = 875

The Long Delta are: 8/9 = 580; 9/10 = 630; 10/11 = 690

The rod is the Scott 14' 9 wt. I have cast a Windcutter 8/9/10 which is 585 gr and a 8/9 Accelerator = 700 gr. The Accelerator loads it better. That indicates that the long Delta 8/9 would be much too light and the 9/10 might also be light.
 

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I also have a 8-9-10 WC. Speaking floating line only, I would say that the long delta loads better than the WC, but if I'm casting well the WC goes out fine. So if you can cast the 8-9-10 WC with your rod, the 9-10 long delta should probably work for you, unless the WC comes close to overloading your rod. Hope this helps.

DISCLAIMER: I practice and/or fish quite a bit, but I've only been casting a two-hander for about 15 months. So I may be full of crap!
 
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