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Anyone have a suggestion for an appropriate line for this rod? It's the 13 foot 8 with a Hardy Marquise salmon2 reel. I've been using a skagit head and want to try a spey line. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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Nextcast Lines

a WA 45 7/8 or WA 55 if you really want more of
"spey line" experience. The 45 with a sink tip will be more skagit-like, while the 55 with the floating tip or sinking poly tip will be more scandi-like. Both are wonderful lines. If you don't think you'll use sink tips, they the FF series is good also.
 

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Beulah Aero

Would also suggest you think about this line. I've heard good things about it and it would be much like the Nextcast FF45.
 

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Aero Head

How 'bout Beulah's own Aero Head spey Line? Surely it would be a good match. Bruce Berry would be the guy who knows.
 

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Good Choice

Just know that Nextcast lines tend to work best when matched to the high number. So a 6/7 line goes with a 7 weight and 7/8 goes with the 8 weight.
 

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Aero Head!

Aero's are designed to turn over and do it well.

The AH for our 13'8" 8 weight would be AH8/9 575 grains @52'

The line really promotes a relaxed casting style...does not take much more effort i.e. opening up your stroke much more than a Scandi line. Easy in to the forward cast and drop a little bottom hand late...Good things will happen.

Deschutes Angler, The Fly Fishing Shop, The Caddis Fly Shop, Fin & Fire, Bear's Den, Tight Lines all have them and know the lines pretty well for them only being out on the market for a short time.

BB~
 

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Would also suggest you think about this line. I've heard good things about it and it would be much like the Nextcast FF45.
Nitpick alert: In an 8-wt, Aeros are closer to the FF55, offset one line size, that is, for NextCast, match the high number, for Aeros, the low number. In my opinion.

I would say, if you want a pure floater, get the Aero. Great match for a 12-14' rod.

If you want to throw tips, get the WA45 or WA55.
 
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