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Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Darthmonkey, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Nice choice Darth, that's a great alternative! Steve has whipped up a few Scandi and Skandit heads for me too, though I'm not a huge fan of PVC heads.
    Can I suggest you explore your options with him further by checking out his Skandit heads? They'll open up the versatility beyond a floating scandi's capabilities and allow you to also fish a floater or full bull sinktip.
     
  2. Darthmonkey

    Darthmonkey Active Member

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    I will definitely consider that, but while talking to Mr. Godshall on the phone as soon as the words "intermediate scandi head" were uttered he got really excited. I believe the words "game changer" were uttered. But I will definitely take your advice into consideration.
     
  3. hookedonthefly

    hookedonthefly Active Member

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    I will agree with previous posters that the NextCast lines might be a good option. I have the WA & FF 45 5/6, WA & FF 45 6/7, WA45 8/9, WA55 6/7 and the WA70 8/9. On the right rod, these lines sing.

    Good luck in your quest!
    Cheers,
    Ed
     
  4. PT

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    Are the WA lines designed to turn over heavy tips?
     
  5. johnnyd

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    I can easily cast tips up to 150 grains and fairly large flies on my 8/9 Winter Authorities.
     
  6. hookedonthefly

    hookedonthefly Active Member

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    "Are the WA lines designed to turn over heavy tips? "

    Depends on the NextCast line and rod. The WA45 5/6 on a 7125 doesn't seem to like much grainage on the tip. It does extremely well with a 6/7 Airflo Delta Spey replacement Sink 3 or 7 cut back to 9 feet at 50g. I run 10' T10 on a 7130 with the WA45 6/7. Like Johnny said, the 8/9's do pretty darn well with heavier tips.
     
  7. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

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    I'll second that as long as it's the 45' or older 55' WA, But ideally I find the 125-130grn tips work the best, while still delivering a moderate sized weighted fly on my 9wt 14'3 rod.

    Great lines!

    James