So I've been learning on my 11'-7" Meiser 5/6/7 Highlander since getting it this spring as a retirement present to myself and am satisfied with progress on "touch/Go" casting which is what I'll be using it the most for, sustained anchor casting still a work in progress. I had Bob include the Scandit system with the rod, including a level and tapered (Mendmaster) running lines and no complaints there. There are a couple of runs I'm fishing where a long belly line would appear to be more efficient, casting 70-80 feet and stepping thru the entire run without having to strip back to the head. I'm of a mind to try a line I already have before going out and spending the money for a traditional LB line; a Rio AS/Steelhead taper in the approriate grain weight: #8 at 420 grains for the entire 60' head. As this rod is recommended for a 400-600 grain window, I'd think this line would work, and have some room (grainwise) for tips. Any thoughts from you Jedi out there?