A Sage 5120 is being built for me with delivery in early May. I currently have a Rio WC 5/6 floater which apparently works quite well. I was told by a non board member that the WC 678 with tips 1 & 2 removed works well for Skagit Type Casting with the 5120.brooklynangler said:Lines I like for the 5120
Lines I do not like
Sage UL Spey Line (what were they thinking???!!!)
Thanks. I couldn't find the specifics re Ed's formula or recipe for the Trout Spey Skagit.Dr. Swing said:Yeah. With the right line, the little rod with throw tips well.
The line I made for it is cut from a dt 12 wt. It is cut at about 30 ft and flipped so the original front taper becomes the back taper. You could cut this back more than the foot or so I took off it. This is spliced to slickshooter. I looped the other end and it throws tips extremely well with water loaded casts. The heaviest tip I have cast on the rod is a 15 foot type 6 150 grain rio 10 wt tip. I am sure it will handle more, I just don't need anything heavier. With this line and sink tips 3-5 inch weighted sculpins can be cast with ease.
Ed posted a skagit line recipe for trout speys a while ago and I am sure his line would outperform the crude one I made up, if you can find the ingrediants.
Thanks. Do you have grain weights for the head of this line?roguespeycaster said:I have tried the prototype XLT line on an Anderson 1265 and it worked good. Others who tried it raved. I heard from the source that it should be out in the next two months. I use a 8wt SA Mastery Nymph on my 1265 and it works great. It has about a 70ft head (my measurement) and a taper very similar to the XLT. I bet it will work on the sage.