This is a very specific inquiry. I've been unsucessful in matching up the Rio Outbound Short Intermediate 315 grain #8 line to my current rods to include Sage TCR #8 and other rods. I tried to use the #9 ROS in 375 grain but it was a bit too much for the #8 rods I own. Rods I haven't tried are Sage Xi3, Xi2 and Z Axis in #8. I want to consider the TF TiCrX #8 as well. Anybody out there been successful in matching this line to any rods? I want to keep the application to #8 rods only. To me, the rods change dramatically from #8 to #9 and when casting all day, I prefer the lighter #8. BTW, I will be tossing good size patterns for striped bass and similar fish. Patterns are deceiver or clouser type anywhere from 2.5 to 4 inches long...... but sparse, not a paint brush.