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TitanPalmer



Joined: 18 Jun 2009
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Location: Puget Sound

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Spey Lines: Sinking, Floating, Shooting / Long- Short?? Reply with quote
Mooching and trolling for salmon in Puget Sound was easy - I need some advice and explanation of all the types of Spey lines available. There are so many brands to choose from our local fishing supply dealers.

I think there are six different types of Spey lines - but under what circumstances do you uses each and how different are the brands between themselves?

The titanium fly reels I am making can be made heavier or lighter than the aluminums- but how do I determine the spooled weight between each type of Spey lines? And which weight or length of rods will be "best fit" for each?

Mooching for 60# Kings off Point No Point was all strength of gear and arms - this is quite different - please help me figure this out.

Thanks

TitanPalmer
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Roolis



Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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Location: Klaipeda, Lithuania

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi,

the best info you can get is in speypages.com

you will find everything threre about double hand rods and lines.

Roolis
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TitanPalmer



Joined: 18 Jun 2009
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Location: Puget Sound

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Getting closer...to the ideal rod. reel, line combination Reply with quote
Thanks Roolis,

Thanks again for the spey line standards - I was hoping to gather a cross-section of rods, reels, and line combinations actually used in the field. My titanium reels might not weigh enough to be comfortable - I was hoping to hone in on a small group of the most used spey rods and lines and adjust my reels to match the ideal combination weight desired. From that starting point - I can adjust up and down.

Maybe there is an easier method - and maybe I am being obsessed about this weight detail - I find it fascinating to make a new fly reel - especially out of titanium - and have the option to make it any weight I want - but choosing the "best" weight in light of all the rod variables with available lines - might be an adventure for another day.

Maybe the top ten rod makers have figured out what reel weight (range) best suits their particular rod as an ideal combination – or maybe not. I just do not know.

How about a poll – asking each viewer to identify their “best” rod, reel, and line combination. And if a certain combination you are using needs a little tweaking to reach the “best” category – what would you change?

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