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Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Chris Johnson, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Rob Allen Active Member

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    Vancouver WA
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    8152-4 likes the 7-8 fall favorite 70 if you like a light load, if you like a heavier load try the 8-9 70' the rod loves them both...
  2. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Bellingham Wa.
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    No, it was another buddies rod, and I totally agree, sweetest rod I've cast. To bad you couldn't make it, but I can't think of a better excuse!
  3. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    Kamloops B.C
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    I have the 9143 (that I got in a swap with Paul) , and even though it`s a great rod , it`s been relegated to special duty . It`s my Thompson stick - period . The rod will overpower most of the fish I encounter up north , unless I start spending more time on the Skeena .

    Funny thing about this rod though , even though I`ve never strung up a line on it that she has`nt liked , I`ve yet to put a line on it that she loves . Any suggestions ? The lines I`ve tried are the 8/9 Delta Long , SA XLT 8/9 , SA Classic 9 wt , Delta 9/10 , and a CND 9/10 . I`ve not tried any skagit or scandi lines on it yet .

    I`ll have this rod out on the T tomorrow , and I know where there is a very large fish lurking (as of Thursday) . Here`s hoping .
  4. fredaevans Active Member

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    White City, Oregon, USA.
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    Brian, if you can (well for that matter even find) the next size up XLT I think you'll find that rod 'rocks.' The 9143 needs to be slightly 'over lined.' Surprised the Delta 9/10 didn't sing.
  5. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    Kamloops B.C
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    Thanks Fred .
    The problem with the Delta that I have , is that it`s an old , 1st generation line that has the rope-like running line . The weight is good , but the casts get bogged down by the thickness of the running line . I`ve thought about chopping the running line , putting a loop on the rear end of the belly portion of the line , and looping it onto any of the other running lines I already own .

    But with the Thompson season running down , now is not the time for experimentation - as much as I enjoy doing that sort of thing .
  6. T Dave Member

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    Kelowna
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    Brian, burkie does recomend the delta 9-10. I had that line, and in a few other sizes and found the stock running line cable-like. Got great results chopping them off and splicing in airflo ridgeline running line # 30. Very slick and no annoying bump.

    That said, if I was looking to get a new line for that rod,the Vector 9/10 @ 60' and 650 grains would be the one. Superb lines and the stock running line is very nice
  7. Rob Allen Active Member

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    Vancouver WA
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    don't like deltas never have.. their loops are ugly I much preferred the big old wedge shape of the windcutters... I have had a 9143-3 for about 12 years and rarely use it anymore and i cannot imagine a time where it would do something that a 13'3" rod wouldn't do well enough. That said i cannot remember casting a line that the 9143-3 didn't love!! 7-8-9, 8-9-10 and 9-10-11 windcutters 8-9 and 9-10 deltas 9-10 midspey 9/10 Winter authority 55. the list goes on.
  8. fredaevans Active Member

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    White City, Oregon, USA.
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    If the problem is 'just' the shooting line cut off the head ( 2 or 3 inches below the end of the taper) and install a loop. You can get very good 'pre-looped' shooting lines to replace "The Rope." That said, the question, given the age of the line: "Is it even worth the trouble?"