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Old 01-25-2006, 10:35 AM
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what line system?

i have order a g.loomis trout spey 5/6# 13'4" rod and i wonder whitch line system should i go fore!
a normal wf line, a skandinavian shotinghead , or a spey line? in spey line i have no experiens what do you think? somewone as ousing one of these rods?
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A few things to think about...
  • primarily floating line or a need for sinktips?
  • large rivers or smaller rivers?
  • strip-retrieve between casts or pure swing?

An easy all-around solution is to pick up the Rio Windcutter 5/6/7 with tips. Short enough to underhand cast but long enough to use more traditional casts as well.

I also like the Hardy Mach I Salmon line in a floating configuration. Single hand rating 8/9 fits my 5wt spey perfectly.

Tell us about your trout spey fishing situation
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A few things to think about...
  • primarily floating line or a need for sinktips?
  • large rivers or smaller rivers?
  • strip-retrieve between casts or pure swing?

An easy all-around solution is to pick up the Rio Windcutter 5/6/7 with tips. Short enough to underhand cast but long enough to use more traditional casts as well.

I also like the Hardy Mach I Salmon line in a floating configuration. Single hand rating 8/9 fits my 5wt spey perfectly.

Tell us about your trout spey fishing situation

the most of the fishing will be in large/medium rivers thight places to fish from
whit browntrout upp to 13-14 lbs fishing whit floting to intermidient! but one of the rivers i will have to use a sinktip about s3! but a will ouse it to ligher fishing to! some fishing fore sea trout on the cost whit realy clear whater and fishing on 0,5-1,5 m deep water! (this is when it's not mutch wind! whit wind i use my 8#)after i strated to fish salomon i have gone to bee a tho handed freak thats whye i think this rod will be were nice so now you now abit more on the fising any new sugestions?
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Well, just my opinion...

Those conditions and fish would have me using a 6/7wt instead of a 5wt for a number of reasons:

- More line choices on the market
- Better control of big fish
- Ability to throw bigger flies
- Dealing with wind
- Easier to achieve distance casts

But it sounds like you've already decided on that rod, so my experiences with 5wt Spey casting is fairly limited to:

Rio 5/6 WC with tips
Hardy Mach I 8/9 Salmon Line
Custom made shooting head lines

Sounds like you have access to Guideline and Vision heads. If you could find a set that matches the grain range of that rod you'd be all set.

In any case good luck with your choice and tell us what you decide to do
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Well, just my opinion...

Those conditions and fish would have me using a 6/7wt instead of a 5wt for a number of reasons:

- More line choices on the market
- Better control of big fish
- Ability to throw bigger flies
- Dealing with wind
- Easier to achieve distance casts

But it sounds like you've already decided on that rod, so my experiences with 5wt Spey casting is fairly limited to:

Rio 5/6 WC with tips
Hardy Mach I 8/9 Salmon Line
Custom made shooting head lines

Sounds like you have access to Guideline and Vision heads. If you could find a set that matches the grain range of that rod you'd be all set.

In any case good luck with your choice and tell us what you decide to do

the rod it's on it's way to me now it was the best chosise of what was abel here in sweden!

i think it will be to try the Rio 5/6 WC line and a few shooting heads from guideline using whit a 30lb runningline! i dont now if you have any experienx of shootingheds to this rod but if you have what whegit of the shootinghead?( it must be different to cast modern speycasting whit a tho handed rod insted of one handed rod in this rod wegiht!) and how long shootinghead?
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That's the key - grain weight over length to match rod.

Your best bet is to contact Loomis. Neil Houlding is a Loomis prostaffer in Ontario with experience in casting various Scandinavian style heads on Loomis rods. His handle is speyladdie.
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That's the key - grain weight over length to match rod.

Your best bet is to contact Loomis. Neil Houlding is a Loomis prostaffer in Ontario with experience in casting various Scandinavian style heads on Loomis rods. His handle is speyladdie.
ok how do i get in tuch whit him? a mail adress? tanx for the help!
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