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I just got my fist spey rod [used]and need help on deciding on what line to get. I got a redington redfly 12'6" 7/8 spey.I will be fishing for trout with drys and some streamers. I don't think I will be casting over 90'.I do tend to use long leaders [12-18']and light tippet 5x,6x. I was thinking of a multi tip system. floating and sinking tips. I would like to know my options. Also would someone explain to me why , someone would pay $700 for a reel when you can but a disk drag reel for $35? Any and all thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Steve
 

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for what line for that rod, but I can give a perspective on the reel. They pay more for the same reason that someone will pay a lot more for a Mercedes than for a VW Beetle. Both can get the job done, but one does it with more style and some amenities that the driver might like. You have to decide if those differences are worth the additional cost. Sometimes paying a little more can give pleasure and lasting value. For example look at what Hardy Perfects sell for compared to the original price.
 

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I got that rod

for my girlfriend. Very nice casting stick. I put the SA Short Head Spey 7/8wt and it's a great combo. If you're looking for multi-tip, I'd suggest the Rio WindCutter in the same wt.
 

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I purchased that rod several years ago as my kids' first rod. I find that it wants a bit more line. I prefer the 8/9/10 WC to the 7/8/9, and I usually tend to underline my rods. If I recall correctly, the 7/8 Short Head is a bit heavier than the 7/8/9 WC, so maybe doublespey and I are in fairly close agreement.

--Bill
 
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