Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Thomas Williams, Dec 15, 2012.
The single handers are very special!
It's a Christmas miracle, swinging with a Spey rod is no longer pure enough!
that's not what I said.
Well of course not, no one ever says it exactly like that. They say things like, I fish 'x' way because let's face it even a poor fisherman can catch fish 'y' way.
Lets try to stay on topic more and stir the pot less.
40# Berkeley big game for winter. I bought a giant spool for $10 it shoots and handles amazing. Super durable, high knot strength, can be repaired/replaced river side in minutes. High visibility (it literally glows) and did I mention it was cheap???
Can't imagine ever buying an off the shelf running line again.
What select situations do you use mono over the spectra? Just curious.
I like mono for trout in fast water. I hate carrying a loop (for a lot of different reasons), so I fish with the line tight to the reel. Even with an almost-freewheelin' drag, I lose a lot of fish on the take when fishing with spectra, and I can only assume it is the zero-stretch thingy. Switched back to mono last year and my grab/fight ratio went way up.
I've found that brand matters little and line speed matters much more because if you don't have enough line speed then your running line will tangle. That being said I personally use the Rio cold water shooting line, it's blue and I forgot the diameter and test, but it works well enough for some reasonable heroic casts but will still tangle if I do not generate enough line speed.
airflo ridge orange. used cortland polypro (oval) , but it's very stiff , I even cut my finger to the blood with it