Whats next for echo TR 7130?

Cole L

Fish Fiend
#1
So far I have an Echo Ion 8/10 and rio connectcore 0.32" shooting line. Whats next on my list besides the rod that I should purchase?
 
#4
You'll need a loop on the end of your running line to connect to the loop on whichever head you'll be getting. There's a number of ways/knots to create that loop. Here's a link to the Deneki blog, which shows how a few guys set up their rigs.

http://www.deneki.com/2009/01/king-rig-roundup/

and here's a link to animated knots, to help you out:

http://www.animatedknots.com/


Since it sounds like you're relatively new to all this, it might be best to head to the new shop in town (Confluence?) and have them help you out, and show you how to build that connection.

..it'll be a good chance for you to talk sinktips too, as you'll be needing at the very least a couple of those as well.
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#5
is there something in between shooting line and backing? I'm confused by the back welded loop
No. Backing attaches to your running line. Its just like how some fly lines have a loop on the back that you can attach to your backing. Do either a loop to loop or an albright, whatever you prefer.

Basically it goes like this:

Fly is attached to your leader.
Leader is attached to your scandi head or tip (skagit heads use different tips..t-14, mow tips, etc...and those tips are attached to your skagit head via loop to loop).
Your shooting head is attached to your running line via the loops attached to them (loop to loop).
Your running line is attached to your backing via a loop to loop or albright knot.
Your backing is attached to your reel via a slip knot/square knot or whatever knot you want to tie.

You can use other knots of course, but these are all super easy to tie and make your life easy due to how interchangeable they are
 
#6
I forgot to add that it's nice to throw some Softex or waterproof super glue on the knots if you have the chance, another reason why I suggested chatting up the local shop.
 

Cole L

Fish Fiend
#7
No. Backing attaches to your running line. Its just like how some fly lines have a loop on the back that you can attach to your backing. Do either a loop to loop or an albright, whatever you prefer.

Basically it goes like this:

Fly is attached to your leader.
Leader is attached to your scandi head or tip (skagit heads use different tips..t-14, mow tips, etc...and those tips are attached to your skagit head via loop to loop).
Your shooting head is attached to your running line via the loops attached to them (loop to loop).
Your running line is attached to your backing via a loop to loop or albright knot.
Your backing is attached to your reel via a slip knot/square knot or whatever knot you want to tie.

You can use other knots of course, but these are all super easy to tie and make your life easy due to how interchangeable they are
thats the exact information I was looking for! Thank you!
 

Jason Chadick

A Fish, A Fish, A Fishy, Oh...
#9
Nice Diagram! I also have the the TR 7130. After a couple of years with the rod I have settled on a 540 Skagit Compact, 510 Airflo Rage, 480 Scandi Compact.
 
#11
I'm happy to meet you at Nugent's Corner on the Nooksack and help get you started. I have demo 540g/570g Skagit Compact with appropriate tips, Ambush 10wt, 480g Scandi with polyleaders and NextCast 6/7 Fall Favorite/Winter Authority that all work well on the TR7. It's a favorite rod of mine.

The great thing about this rod is its ability to handle a variety of style lines. Awesome rod!
Cheers,
Ed
ed@theconfluenceflyshop.com
 
#13
Let me know if you'd like to head a little north...I can meet you at Young's Bar on the Skagit in Mt. Vernon. Good casting bar, albeit a little sandy.

I really like the way the Ambush casts on the TR 7130. It was much better than I expected. The taper's a little different; and, I think you lose some ability to carry half a chicken. It doesn't perform as well as a "conventional" Skagit Compact in a 20 mph wind.
Cheers,
Ed