line suggestions for an echo TR

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by TROUTsniffer, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. TROUTsniffer

    TROUTsniffer Member

    just picked up my first spey its a 13'6" 8wt echo TR. Right now its lined with a skagit flight 575 and i've got a couple MOW tips 10' t-11, and 5&5 t-11. i love it so far and i feel as long as salmon and steelies are running that's all i'll be fishing with so i figured i'd get a couple different head suggestions.
  2. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    The skagit compact rocks on that rod. Its my go-to winter tool.
  3. Matthew Kaphan

    Matthew Kaphan Active Member

    Try a skagit compact 630 on it.

    Though it may be a little heavy depending on your casting.

    Panhandle, what weight skagit compact do you use on yours?

  4. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

  5. Joe H

    Joe H New Member

    Try a SA Skagit Extreme 600.
  6. TROUTsniffer

    TROUTsniffer Member

    thanks for the advice
  7. Benjy

    Benjy Active Member

    I have that rod. 570 Skagit compact is what Rajeff suggested, but I think I'll like it even more with 600.
  8. g_smolt

    g_smolt Recreational User

    ECHO tr8136 - Tim and co. have 630 down as the suggested starting point, but I really like it with a 600. You can throw pretty much any fly/tip combo with the 600.
  9. Red Shed

    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

    I'd say if it ain't broke don't fix it.
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  10. Stickel.back

    Stickel.back Member

    I'd say stick with the skagit flight. The extra length of the skagit flight will be a better match to your 13'6'' rod, compared to the skagit compact IMO. Another skagit head isn't going to change the situations you can fish, so save up for a different kind of line. Maybe a mid belly line like a delta or a Uni spey for big river summer runs like on the Thompson, Babine, Clearwater etc.