I thought T&T changed their wrap color on their 2 hander. I just got a new 1107 and see it still has the green and red.
Skeg, For what it is worth I think the SA short head 7/8 would be a bit much for that rod. THe 7/8 comes in at 550 grains plus 81 for the rear taper for a total of 631. Allthough I don't own the 1107 I use this line on the 1208 and it is a perfect match. The 1208 is a fairly fast rod. The 6/7 short head comes in at a total of519 grns. and prob. would be a better fit for that rod. Fly tier could prob. give you a better opinion than I given the big T&T fan that he is.skeg said:Jamey, I just now start to "play" with twohanders, and I have the same rod - T&T 1107, which I plan to use for some trout applications. What line do you use on your rod? Would the SC short spey 7/8 fit to it?
flytyer said:And an overloaded rod is an overloaded rod, which means it is being asked to cast more weight than optimum for the rod. It doesn't mean it can't cast the extra weight, it just means that the extra weight will slow the rod down, opens up the loop, changes how the rod responds when casting, and provides more time to set up a water-loaded cast. Overloading the rod also means casting motions need to slow down a bit.
I have gone through a similar line search for my Winston 11' 7 wt., which I would classify as a switch rod as well. I have a Hardy I 8/9 line for the rod but a WC 5/6 might work as well. Those lines are in the 325 - 350 grain range. I found that the WC 6/7/8 overloaded the rod but a steelhead taper made me looking for me. Maybe the T&T has similar line characteristics?flytyer said:The 1107 T&T is really not a "spey rod". It is a switch rod that can be used single-hand or 2-hand and as such it works best with a salmon/steelhead taper 7 or 8 wt line depending on whether you want to slow it down a little or not. Even the 6/7 SA Short will overload it.
The shorter "speys" work very well on the small - medium sized GL tribs.shotgunner said:Jamey, theres an interesting thread on the little brother to your rod [the 1206] that was started by sinktip 02/03/05. a search on "1206-3" will hit it.
intersting, looking at peoples preferances for light line rods. SG
sorry, that should have read "interesting, looking at peoples line preferences for light rods."interesting, looking at peoples preferences for light line rods. SG