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Discussions and topics that relate to the art and practice of Spey Double-Handed Fly Fishing. Methods, spey gear and advice concerning a very wide range of Spey Fishing topics.
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by feathers and steel » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:50 pm
I just had a great deal on a loop spey rod. New to spey rodding what line would properly balance my rod? Looking at buying a multi tip line. Long belly, short belly is all chinese to me. Help me out. Thanks and tight lines.
by JR SPEY » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:59 am
I had that exact rod and used it almost exclusively for about four years. The line that worked the best for me were the Loop Scandinavian heads with polyleaders. It might be the best Scandinavian head rod ever developed until the newest Guidelines came along. If you want a multi-tip line instead of a head and polyleaders, I'd buy the Guideline DDC head, usually referred to as the direct connect. If you buy the complete system, you get several tips and the running line. It should make for an awesome setup.
by brwntrt1219 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:56 pm
I know its not exactly what you asked. But, I fish the Loop Greenline 9132 with a DDC 10/11 cut to 37ft. Its a pretty light off the tip load, goes a mile. The body also turns over Rio 10wt tips very well. A T8 makes a great dredging line.
by attackmode » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:48 am
I have the blue line of this rod with a ddc 9/10 that ive trimmed to a lil over 40'. still not fine tuned like id like it to be. are you running poly's on this rod? or short or long leaders? Ive tried short leaders (4ft), medium (10ft), both not enough anchor?then i tried it with a rio spey versileader (15ft) plus 4ft of flouro, good anchor but took like 5 rolls to get to the surface and was the whole thing was so heavy it felt like a skagit. trimmed the versileader to 10 ft and it is a lil better with about 8 ft of flouro...still not perfect...trying to find the ideal casting setup that will still keep big flies down deep?
by attackmode » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:39 am
are you underhanding that? ive been thinking the 9/10 still feels a little heavy but im not sure.
thanks for the offer on trying the line, im gonna try to smooth this one out more first but i may take you up on that offer if im not successful
by brwntrt1219 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:19 pm
Yes, although I had a hell of a time finding my stroke last time I was out. I have never cast that particular rod, but in my experience with the Blue lines they are a bit softer, especially in the tip, than the Greens. A buddy of mine uses the 9/10 on his Sage 9141 at full length and really likes it. I have found the load to be pretty similar between a full length 9/10 and a cut back 10/11, the difference is the stroke needs to shorten up.
After rereading what you posted above, I would try shortening up your stroke, and make sure you are really pulling your lower hand as you twist your upper body. I have found these heads to be the least forgiving of all the shooters I have tried. Any amount of push with the upper hand and it blows open. I can always tell as my upperhand shoulder starts aching after a few casts from and old injury.
I'd mess with it for a good bit before you cut it again, you can't go back.
by feathers and steel » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:06 pm
Thanks every one for your advise. I decided to use Jr spey advise to go with the guideline system. I tried it on the weekend and it loads the rod beautifilly. Next step is to catch fish hopefully a steelie next weekend, going to fish the Niagra River. Thanks again for everyones help.
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