I went from the 6/7/8 Windcutter to the 6/7 MidSpey. My local shop suggested that to me and I think that the rod casts better with it. The argument was that while the 6/7 is a bit heavier, the weight is spread out over a longer length of line.
Just take any WF 8 and you are in the ball park with head length and grains. Have not tried the combo, but, if you like running a lighter line and like the rod to be quicker it's probably is doable. Distance would probably be the compromise.
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