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    Default What line for orvis switch rod

    Just wondered if anyone out there uses an 11' Orvis clearwater Switchrod #7 and what line they would recommend.
    I have looked around the forum but have not found anything specific, any users answers appreciated.

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    I had the same dilemma when I bought my switch rod and found help on this forum so here is my two-penn'orth.
    I have the Helios 11' #7 and I assume this has the same grain window as your rod. In the main I use I use a Barrio 7/8 switch line which works very well IMO with that rod. This has an integrated running line and I find no problem going to an overhead cast if I need to.
    I also use, but not so often, a Rio SSVT #8 which is a very good line and amazingly easy to cast, the only drawback is that it requires a running line which is a pain if the casts required are very short. An advantage is that it comes with a variety of heads to cover most situations.
    Cost wise the Barrio is approx. 40% of the Rio, based on RRP.
    Anyway good luck with your selection.
    Brian.
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    Barrio Switch Line is a really good line:
    https://www.flylineshop.com/shop.htm...egory=10329716

    Rio Intouch Switch Chucker Line is also a really good Line:
    InTouch Switch Chucker - RIO Products


    But for affordability & durability I'd go for the Barrio Switch Line! Mike Barrio is a real nice guy to deal with & responds fast to any email queries you might have.
    Fly Fishing & Rugby a Marriage made in Heaven.

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    Barrio

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    Default Line for Orvis Switchrod #7

    Thanks BrianW that was just what I wanted to know, thanks others too.

    If I am right the 7/8 Brrio is 425grain or 27.5 grams.

    Irritatingly this rod model does not have a gram or grain rating marked on it.
    When I rang around the Orvis dealers none could advise as to gram or grain rating, instead just referred to the line no!

    Before I put this thread I asked Redds what the guys use in the USA use. This is their reply:

    Rio Says Skagit 475-525 which is just a bit above the standard OLD SCHOOL Skagit 7wt Switch 450-500

    NEW SCHOOL OPST Commando Pure Skagit will be 350-375 grains on the Commando.


    But then they talking Skagit which is a little different .

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    Hi,contact Mike Barrio he will advise you on what line,he is very helpful won't put you wrong.
    M.

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    another vote for Barrio

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    A friend of mine has that rod, although it is an 8 weight. RIO SSVT does the job perfectly.

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    For a cover all line mate I would buy the rio ssvt 7.
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    If you want to no the gramm or grain weight for any orvis rod go to the orvis website not the Co.uk site you can have a live chat there very helpful. I did it for my clearwater 13 footer hope that helps dean

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