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Old 03-09-2006, 01:46 PM
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WF line (#8) for chucking large heavy fly(s).

Presently using the SA 'nymph' line on my 8wt, but it's like trying to cast a rope. Probably a good line, but for me .. zero affinity.

On the Rogue the typical set up is a two fly combo, the first normally quite heavy (#4 or 6 hook) and a trailer. Again this will usually be weighted with .02 wire or a large bead head.

Line suggestions?
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Pardon my ignorance, but where's the Rogue and what do you fish for on it?
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:22 AM
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Fred,

Have you tried a Bass or Pike taper? They are great for turning over large flies and even sink tips. A lot of the guys that fish single-handed rods on the Gaspe use them in the spring to turn over the big salmon flies we use up there in the spring.

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WF (#8) for chucking large heavy fly(s)

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Try the Rio Clouser line. It turns over some pretty big stuff. You might be able to get a demo from Rio.
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:15 PM
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Fred,

I think you ought to check out the RIO Clouser line as well for what you are wanting the line to do.
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