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I would like to know what you guys think about what would be the best shooting lines for mspey's in general? What would be the characteristics you would look for for this types of rods?

In particular I have a microspey which I fish with with a 24' at 200 grains head.


What are your recommendations?
 

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I would recommend mono and if I had to pick it would be OPST Lazer running line in 25# test - for a cheaper option, I would just go with some mono such as Berkeley Big Game Solar Green in 20# or so.

If you have an issue gripping the fine diameter line then buy a spool of 35# RIO Slickshooter and splice in a piece of holding line to the front of your fine diameter running line - this should reach from just beyond the tip of your rod to where you hold the line on your grip
 

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50# P-line hydrafloat. This stuff changed the game with my ACR 2wt. Spey, slick and shoots a mile. This is a coated spectra line so it has no stretch and you can feel every little pluck & pull. I believe a spool was around 10 bucks and it's enough to fill 2-3 reels. It's worth a try just for the price, glad I did!
 

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50# P-line hydrafloat. This stuff changed the game with my ACR 2wt. Spey, slick and shoots a mile. This is a coated spectra line so it has no stretch and you can feel every little pluck & pull. I believe a spool was around 10 bucks and it's enough to fill 2-3 reels. It's worth a try just for the price, glad I did!
What is this stuff ,do you have a link , can it be got in Europe?
 

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What is this stuff ,do you have a link , can it be got in Europe?
This is a California based company , not sure if it is in Europe but can be ordered.

www.p-line.com/
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Hydrofloat

When Hydrofloat is a Spectra based line with a thermal fused coating. While originally designed for float fishing for both salmon and steelhead, Hydrofloat can be used in many applications and works well on both spinning and baitcasting reels, The fused coating of Hydrofloat makes this line more buoyant than traditional Spectra lines, allowing the angler to have a drag free drift by always being able to see and manage the line on the surface. When making long drifts anglers will appreciate the fact that Hydrofloat has virtually no stretch, which allows an angler to have a positive hook-set on extended drifts. Hydrofloat also has a high strength to diameter ratio. Available in 10, 15, 20, 30 & 50 lb. test.
 

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In no order; Grip Shooter, Lazar Line, Slick Shooter in 25#. Depending on weather, specie and water conditions.

Enjoy The Spey Journey,
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Great information gentleman's! Much appreciated.

So far I used a coated level line - the running line from a #4 WF line and like it the best. It doesn't cast the farthest but it's easy for managing it and I like the grip.

I have used also Amnesia - great casting distance, OK grip. THe down side is the knot through the guides. I have just tied the knot without any "adjustments" and this knot was stinking into the guides.

How do you "adjust" the knot for this running lines (mono, amnesia) to flow smoothly through the guides?

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Great information gentleman's! Much appreciated.

So far I used a coated level line - the running line from a #4 WF line and like it the best. It doesn't cast the farthest but it's easy for managing it and I like the grip.

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I have a couple RIO Powerflex .024 Cold Water running lines that have REALLY been agreeable. It's a coated mono and in my opinion just handles easier with only small if any increase in diameter over straight mono.

I'm going to be trying RIO's new 'Connect Core' in .026 soon, which should be better yet. Unsure how I feel about the 15' handling line up front but read somewhere they are looped on both ends allowing you to spool up however you like. Very cool cost effective functional thinking.

Some of my light WF Trout lines have running portion of up to .036 A pair of inexpensive calipers are handy tool to have on your desk. Takes the guess work out.
 

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I have a couple RIO Powerflex .024 Cold Water running lines that have REALLY been agreeable. It's a coated mono and in my opinion just handles easier with only small if any increase in diameter over straight mono.
I too like that line for light heads. Also Varivas in 24lb or 30lb.
 

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Thanks guys for your replies. Gregor - thanks for the video.

I will have to try both the mono lines and the Powerflex since this is the smallest diameter coated shooting line I can purchase from a local shop.
 
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