To me it doesn't matter if the line is dry or tips. If the rod likes XYZ dryline I think it will like XYZ tips lines. Please note I'm not talking about a tip made from 25' of "depth finder" or whatever but the tips that are furnished with the various multi tip lines. I used to have a 7/8 Delta Long Tips that I thought cast/fished very nicely on a 9140-4.
It is to "each his own" however and there are many opinions. I have a customer that fishes the 9140-4 with a 9/10/11 WC and thinks that is the "cat's ass". A test drive on the water is the only sure way to see what "works best for you".
I hear you. Used to be easy, chop your own or buy a Rio. Not any more. I'm still buds with a few rio reps though so I usually stick with their lines. Man it's a slippery slope with all those options out there.
Yes. For me, with tips, lighter line = more fun and better fishing with brown 9140-4.
The 9/10/11 cast ok, sort of. Tried a 6/7/8 and it had to have perfect timing every time. Bought a 8/9/10 that works really nice with a type 8 and huge fly. might have been able to do one line size lighter but all is well. The rod is slow. I know it's supposed to be the same as my 7136 speed wise but It sure seems slower. Once I slowed things down a bit the thing did very well.
Thanks for all of the input now I just need some steelies to cast at.:beathead: