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Postby garyfishuk » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:01 pm

hi lads im a flyfishing virgin so be gentle with me , can i use 7/8weight line on a 10/12weight rod cheers gary.
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Postby Tanglerat » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:04 pm

Not as well as a 10/12 line.............
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Postby jack01986 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:09 pm

You will but wont be able to load the rod properly and thus find it hard to cast the line out far.
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Postby lumpy » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:39 pm

an 8wt on a 10-12 would be a pig to cast. best to get a 10wt, should load the rod no problems, stay away from a 12 as for a beginner it would be a nightmare to cast.
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Postby MAC » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:23 am

Spot on Lumpy.... If you search around the online shops you should be able to pick up some "mill end" 10Wt lines. They are basically seconds, but most are good enough to get you going and they only cost about £5 quid.

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Postby lumpy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:40 am

try ebay, i got a rio aquaflex striper line for 25 e a while back, these lines normally go for around 55 sterling
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Postby jack01986 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:01 pm

Had a quick look on ebay there are a few cheap lines going around the £6 mark. Also try here http://www.tacklebargains.com/acatalog/ ... Lines.html there are a few 10 11 and 12 weight on the site.
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Postby garyfishuk » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:03 pm

hi lads thanks for your advice i will start looking for a 10wt line cheers gary.
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Postby anthony2carr » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:11 pm

Actually for a beginner I would recommend using the heavier of the two weights. This will help to load the rod better and user can learn to use that load more effectively.
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Postby lumpy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:18 pm

i would avoid a 12wt, heavier lines for beginners is fine in rod up to 8wt as the grain difference between these lines is not massive. when you use a 12 wt line on a 10-12wt rod the speed at which the line travels, rod loads and loops form and probably close will cause alot of problems to a beginner...you want a rod to load relatively slowly so that there is sufficient time for each component of the cast to be effectively exicuted..faster line speed means everything happens quickerand subsequently mistakes are far more likely to occur.also with a beginner emphesis should be on correct timing during the cast, if this occurs then the rod should load itself regardless
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Postby anthony2carr » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:01 pm

Ok, on second thoughts I do agree with you.

But once you get used to casting a 12wt line will greatly improve your distance on those windy days that we so often get in this country.
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Postby Eoin » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:53 pm

dont waste your time. match your line to your rod. scientific anglers quad tip saltwater lines are great value. 4 lines in one. you only need 1 spool/cassette.
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