Skagit iFlight and Scandi Short Int.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Evan Burck, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. skyrise

    skyrise Active Member

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    what do you recommend for a Echo 7129-4, 12.9' 7 weight rod ? printed on the rod is "Grains 480-590" . was looking at Scandi lines from 31' to 34' foot length. this will be a learning thing for me, new to spey casting.
     
  2. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    http://www.rioproducts.com/spey-central/spey-line-recommendations/

    That is a great starting point. Find your rod on there and see what it recommends. Speypages is also a great resource...just cuz Rio says buy X line doesn't mean its the best.
     
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    Skyrise, your best bet is to head down the street to Mill creek and pay Pacific Fly Fishers a visit. They have a pond behind the shop, and will let you test some lines out. No idea what you're doing? I'm sure someone will gladly step outside to chat you up and get some vitamin D while you're getting sorted out.

    Otherwise Aaron Reimer has his casting clinic on the Snoqualmie nearly every Saturday morning, and costs nothing more than your time and gas.

    This chart may be helpful to some:

    http://www.rajeffsports.com/spey_chart.pdf
     
  4. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I run 525 skagit head on mine. I will sell you the rod and the line both. PM me if you are intersted.
     
  5. skyrise

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    thanks for advice guys. Daniel, i just purchased the rod. So should i take it back ? maybe order a TFO ?
    Got the rod at Cabelas (gift thing). they didn't have any TFO spey rods at the time. would need to order one if the Echo is not worth keeping ???? The Sage rods are out of my budget.
     
  6. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    I have cast daniel's echo. It is a sweet stick.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Sent u a pm. The echo is just fine.
     
  8. skyrise

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    daniel, sent reply. ok learning time now with the echo. if the rivers stay open that is !