Long-belly line help for DH 7146-4 ?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Fritz, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Fritz I like fishing

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    Spokane, WA
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    Looking for some advice on finding a line for the DH 7146-4. Currently I have it set up with a 6/7 Airflo Delta Spey Long at 510gr. It casts great for me but the 7/8 (570 gr) is whats recommended and I want to try the heavier line to see if it throws any better. The problem is that the Delta spey long no longer seems to be available and the other lines I have researched look to be significantly overweight (SA, Carron, Next Cast). Any thoughts? Also, does anyone know of a line company that makes long-bellies spey lines (65-85ft) in the 550 to 650 gr range?
  2. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    You should`nt have too much trouble finding an XLT in either a 6 weight (80 foot head /600 grains) or a 7 weight (85 foot head/668 grains) , or a S.A Classic in a 7 weight (74 foot head and handling line /554 grains) or 8 weight (74 foot head and handling line/618 grains) . I own a couple of each of these lines , and like them .
    Yes , they are discontinued , but they`re out there .
  3. Steve Saville Active Member

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    CND GPS 7/8 65 ft head, 594 grains, 125 ft total length
  4. shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

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    45th Parallel NW Michigan
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  5. Klickrolf Active Member

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    Never cast that rod but have a line you might be interested in. "Delta Spey Traditional" WF7/8F. Don't know the exact specs but believe the head is ~80'. No idea about grains.
  6. Steelie Mike Active Member

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    The 7/8 Delta is around 52 feet at around 530 grains and the Delta Long is 62 feet at 570 grains.

    That is the softest of the Decho's from what I remember and would keep it on the lower end of the grain scale.
  7. Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    The Airflo Traditionals were on the market for a few years a decade or more ago. They were true long belly lines, considerably longer than the Delta Long series. According to some old Airflo specs, the 7/8 Traditional had an 82 foot belly that weighed 650 grains. (The 10/11, which performs very well on some of my big rods, has an 87' belly that weighs 900 grains.)