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I have the 8 wt. in a 13' rod. The Next cast Steelhead finder in 8 wt. is my favorite line on this rod followed by a RIO Iflight Skagit head in 570 grains. I have also thrown a RIO AFS in a 520 that responds very well to this rod.

If I remember correctly, a work associate likes using a 450 grain airflo skagit on the 11' 7 wt. LSI rod. He primarily does a snap T or Perry poke and makes very impressive casts with substantial distance. I've never watched him do T&G casts and I don't remember him saying what type of scandi line he uses.

If I had the 7 wt. LSI rod, I would get the Next Cast Steelhead Finder FI in a 6/7 if you can comfortably cast this length of line. I have an a Reddington CPX in a 7 wt. 11'3" rod that I had Steve Godshall build a custom scandi type line that I've grown to really like...but it took some time for me to learn to handle a longer line.
 
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Is it an LSI spey rod or the 7wt switch? The 11 ft 7wt switch has been much pickier to get lined correctly for me. That rod I finally settled on an airflo compact switch at 480.

The airflo chart seems to have a discrepancy for the grain weight listed for the 12 6" 7wt spey. It lists a 480 skagit compact for that rod. A 510 skagit compact dials it right in.

Of course all of this is subjective to your casting style, stroke, ect.
 

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I've been running the 480 Airflo skagit compact on mine for awhile and it works great (full disclosure, I'm one of those guys who skagit casts for steelhead about 1-week a year, so if I can make it work well, so can you).
 
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