Lining an Echo TR 13'6" 8 wt.

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

  1. Shaun Martin Member

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    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 Active Member

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    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 Active Member

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

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

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    Olympia, WA
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    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 Recreational User

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    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 Member

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    Thanks for all the help!