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Mr. Mom
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Way Yin recommends the XLT 10/11 for the ARC 1510-4.

Simon Gawesworth recommends the Windcutter 8/9/10 for the ARC 1510-4

Name another rod that covers that range :hihi:

Yes this is a little tongue in cheek, but also looking for input on these recommendations. I own this rod and haven't had the guts to try the 10/11 XLT on it yet...
 

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I owned the rod for a number of years but sold it as I hardly used it. I tried a number of lines on it including the 9/10, the 9/10/11 WC and the 8/9 Midspey. Of the two, I spent the most time with the Midspey and the XLT. Depending on which line I used, I had two different rods. The Midspey was a pleasure to cast with or without tips and required little effort. With it, the rod had a fast action and the line could be tip cast. With the XLT, the rod loaded deep into the blank and was much "slower" feeling. Once most of the belly was outside the tip, you knew the rod was working.
 

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Yo Mom...

Name another rod that covers that range
Maybe not the exact range you describe but the CND Steelhead Specialist will cover just as wide a range. There are so many great lines for the SS I got tired of trying to recommend the right one.
 

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Mr. Mom
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spey_bubba said:
The XLT 9/10 will also work very well with the ARC 1510, and the new XLT2 10 weight is a wonderful fit.
Well, I don't think it's possible for anyone to have the knowledge of both Scott rods AND the XLT that you do. I'm going to try the XLT 10/11 based on your recommendations, it's just a tad daunting... Thanks for the reply.
 

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I have tried both the 9/10 and 10/11 xlt on that rod. I prefer the 9/10 as a floating line but I settled for the 10/11 and cut it at 26 feet for tips. I would rarely use this rod in the waters I fish with anything but tips so settled on the 10/11. It does great with that set up. Also like a 10 or 11 Delta for tight conditions - this rod will launch these heavier lines.
 
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