Line Grain Weight Quesiton?

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  1. USMC VET

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    I was looking at grain waits for the new Redington Prospector Switch Rods which seem to have changed vs. the previous CPX model

    Base on what I found online , the chart says that a suggested line grain weight for their 8wt. prospector switch rod would be 525 + 50 .. would this recommendation apply to both the scandi and Skagit heads?

    I do not have any sort of instruction material so I am trying to figure out what is the best setup for this prospector switch also , does the +50 mean I can go up to 575? what would be the advantage to this or reason.

    thank you, Ron
     
  2. RustE

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    According to the 2013 Rio Chart: 475-525gr Skagit, 435-450 Scandi

    Here again, these are guidelines from one manufacturer. Recall that spey and switch rods are built with a wider grain window than single-hand rods. Heavier weight heads/lines will load the rod deeper into the butt and slow the overall response.

    I typically go towards the heavier end with skagit heads as my preference is casting from a water-borne anchor. Some folks that cast skagit heads with a touch-and-go technique would go one or two weights lighter.
     
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