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Recently picked up this rod and was wondering what others have found lines it well. As of right now, I'm thinking a Windcutter 5/6 as a starting point. This rod will be used as a trout spey using a floating line only.

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'tip,

As far as I know, it was designed for the 5/6 WC specifically for trout fishing. That's the line I'd use, although a DT6 should also work well.
 

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Update on this little beauty --

Decided to go with the 5/6 WC. At 365 grains, it seems to be a match made in heaven. I've had it out casting a cuple of times and am looking forward to actually fishing it.

I also considered the 6/7 Delta but it came in at 500 grains and this was too heavy.
 

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Did they change the weight of the Wincutters?

RIO WINDCUTTER 5/6 380 grains

My mistake they did change
 

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hey tip, why not be really sacrilegious, try some single hand lines overhead and report back? As long as you don't hook something, you haven't violated any laws.
 

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Do you think it could handle steelhead in the 5 to 6lb range or would that be over kill? Will be looking for one of the ultra light speys soon!! :hihi:
 

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Brian,

I don't think it would have any problem with 5-6 pound fish. I will be likely finding out as I won't get a chance to use it on the Deschutes for Redsides until next year. That means it will get some local summer run outings since it is criminal not to fish a rod for a year :)


Steve,

If I owned any overhead lines, I would give it a go :D


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T&T 1206-3 line selection

I fish the Trinity with this rod, and have both the WC 5/6 and WC 6/7/8. I prefer the WC 6/7/8.

To the first person to donate $30 to Dana for SpeyPages, I'll send a WC 5/6 used for one hour, including postage in the US or Canada.

This is a one-piece floating line.
 
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