Windcutter Line Size For A Winston Ibis Spey Rod

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  1. willapabay

    willapabay New Member

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    CAN ANYONE WHO OWNS OR KNOWS THE WINSTON IBIS 14' 8/9 WT ROD GIVE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHICH WINDCUTTER LINE SIZE TO BUY/WITH TIPS.

    NEW TO SPEY CASTING. THANKS

    Ron,

    PM me if you prefer, have a great weekend.
     
  2. Bert Kinghorn

    Bert Kinghorn Formerly "nextcast"

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    Check out the page below. Rio spends much time testing their lines with different rods and happily they share the data. I have found their recommendations to be very accurate.

    http://www.rioproducts.com/pages/speyrecs.asp
     
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    thanks, that was very helpful
     
  4. halcyon

    halcyon Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!

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    I would recommend you go to a shop that has the lines and try them on your rod before you purchase. For most beginners a line that is a size or even two heavier than recommended by Rio for experts will work much better. That is the heavier line will allow you to make fishable casts out of the gate. It will not make you a great spey caster, only perfect practice makes a perfect caster, but it will allow you to fish successfully while you are on the very steep part of the learning curve. There isn't anything wrong with easy.
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    thanks for that helpful advice, seems to be the general suggestion by most.. Ron
     
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    What did you get? I just got an Ibis for a great deal and am going to try and match it was a Windcutter 7/8/9. That is on Simon's A line for that rod. However I have been rcommended to get the B grade line which is a 9/10 windcutter. I really like tight loops and do not really like a thud when the line hits the water, so I am going to wait and see how it turns out before getting another line. That same 7/8/9 windcutter is the Simon's A line for my TFO 8wt, and it has to be better than what I have been using.