Originally Posted by quinn_canfield
I am new(ish) to the whole two handed rod thing. When I am on a river I use my switch rod (or spey rod) with either a T14 sinking tip section on a skagit line or split shot on a Airflo Speydicator line. Due to limited back casting room I don't overhand cast. I also have a long belly line which I have no business using :-). It would seem to me that for the canal I want a line that can throw weight so I am guessing the skagit and/or speydicator would be perfect.
What type of line do you normally use and what casting style?
Skagit line ;90% of the area has little to none as far as backcast room,I generally use a 10 wt.loaded with a 700 grain skagit with 10-15 ft sink 9 tips or T-14 .I use bigbigbigbigbig
flies and need the grains to throw em.If you want to attract something big in the canal you have to throw something big at em.The early months of the canal striper season will have bait ranging from 8-16",sea herring,blue back herring,alewife's,menhaden and mackerel and last year there was whiting. Little clousers and such don't do it.