Lining an Echo TR 13'6" 8 wt.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Shaun Martin, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Shaun Martin

    Shaun Martin Member

    Hi everyone, I saw a recent post about lining a TFO Deer Creek Series rod that resulted in some GREAT feedback, advice, and suggestions.

    So...what are your thoughts on lining the Echo TR 13'6" 8wt.?

    Anything helps! Cheers.
  2. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    About as much as you can lift. Seriously, the rod will huck a tank - though not with the prettiest loops. In for the answer though as I think I'm a bit overlined on mine and wouldn't mind seeing what the experts think.
  3. Steelie Mike

    Steelie Mike Active Member

    570 or 600 skagit compact work great on that spey.
  4. Shaun Martin

    Shaun Martin Member

    Thanks so much! Thoughts on longer belly lines or a Scandi for summer?
  5. Matthew Kaphan

    Matthew Kaphan Active Member

    I've tried a compact skagit in 630, 600 and 570 grains. The 600 is the clear winner, at least for my cast.

  6. g_smolt

    g_smolt Recreational User

    The AirFlo 540 scandi compact is a pretty good match for that rod, and the 8/9 Delta is very good as well. The TR has a wide grain window, depending on how hard you push/pull, so I would suggest fiddlin' around with scandi weights of 480gr and up, and short-belly weights of 520gr and up.
  7. Shaun Martin

    Shaun Martin Member

    Thanks for all the help!