Line for a 10 foor 8t Swift mk 2 Single Hander

chasb

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I bought the rod to use for salmon in low water and maybe seatrout and need a line to match it.

Have tried and 8wt Mach 1 trout lines and a Snowbee 8wt trout line but both seem too light for the rod.

Any suggestions would be welcome. Thge rod will be used on small rivers.
 

FaughanPurple

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Are you using the older Mach lines or the newer range as it's Surprising you found them light since the Hardy Mach trout lines have been designed with the Swift to match.

I've the Floating and Inty in both and they fly through the rings my Swift.

I also use a DT Cortland 444 a rating heavier than recommended for the close quarter roll casting in tight spots.
 

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If you are fishing small rivers with only 30 or 40 feet of line beyond the tip you may have to overline up to 2 line weights especially if spey casting. I use an 8 weight on a 6/7 rod for the small river I fish. The Swift 8 is a powerful rod, I tried the same rod as yours and did a bit of long casting with it with a Barrio GT 140 which has a very long head.
 
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