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Having used a Switch rod on the few occasions I have been out this year I have picked up a couple of Guideline Switch rods for my lads & am looking for appropriate lines to accompany them, any suggestions for the following, Barrio are out of stock so more than likely will be Gaelforce unless anyone has any other suggestions?
Guideline LXi T-Pac 11"6" 6/7
Guideline Elevation T-Pac 11" 3" 7/8
 

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Thanks for the replies, have been in touch with James, fantastic guy & a font of knowledge, all my “Salmon lines” are currently his.
 

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I would imagine the Gaelforce Equaliser Short Spey/Switch 6/7 24g with a 33ft head would fly of your LXI 6/7. Its a great line for small double handers or switch rods.
Cheers Diarmid.
 

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Having used a Switch rod on the few occasions I have been out this year I have picked up a couple of Guideline Switch rods for my lads & am looking for appropriate lines to accompany them, any suggestions for the following, Barrio are out of stock so more than likely will be Gaelforce unless anyone has any other suggestions?
Guideline LXi T-Pac 11"6" 6/7
Guideline Elevation T-Pac 11" 3" 7/8
Bought a Guideline Switch 7/8 a couple of months ago along with the following.....which works rather well; https://www.johnnorris.co.uk/products/guideline-uls-multi-tip-wf
 

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Having used a Switch rod on the few occasions I have been out this year I have picked up a couple of Guideline Switch rods for my lads & am looking for appropriate lines to accompany them, any suggestions for the following, Barrio are out of stock so more than likely will be Gaelforce unless anyone has any other suggestions?
Guideline LXi T-Pac 11"6" 6/7
Guideline Elevation T-Pac 11" 3" 7/8
If you can find them as they are no longer made you could do worse than using Airflo Scandi Compacts.
 

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The barrio seemed the perfect match for my guideline switch but i wore it out. Recently got the rio scandi short for it and it goes really well. I tend to have mine overloaded as i find it casts alot better but thats personal preference.

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I have the guideline Lxi switch 6/7 t-pack
It's a single handed rated rod and the recommandations on the blank are spot on : 17-19g.

The lines I've cast on this rod which are all great lines are:
- an old scierra tactical 6/7 17g (from floating to sink 2/3) 8.5 m long + mono running line
- an old guideline multi tip 19g
- loop evotec 105 wf7 16.5g
- rio skagit ~20ft 300 grains

All this lines work great both overhead and spey casting, single or double hand.

any line with a tapered profile 8.5 to 11 m long will be spot in this head weight range (guideline bullet, rio SH spey, airflo 40+, vision vibe 85 or 100, barrio slx, rio trout spey...)

a great nice rod that can throw short delicate cast up to very long cast
 

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Thanks for all the replies & I have spoken to James @ Gaelforce & he was as helpful as ever, even came back the next day with a revised recommendation after "doing some digging". I cant recommend him enough, he was very helpful earlier this year when my lads bought their first salmon rods & to my eye (and the instructor they went to) his suggestions were spot on.
 

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Thanks for all the replies & I have spoken to James @ Gaelforce & he was as helpful as ever, even came back the next day with a revised recommendation after "doing some digging". I cant recommend him enough, he was very helpful earlier this year when my lads bought their first salmon rods & to my eye (and the instructor they went to) his suggestions were spot on.
What was his recommendation?
 

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I’m guessing it wasn’t a Guideline Bullet! :ROFLMAO:

Guideline LXi T-Pac 11"6" 6/7 17-19gr 260-295 grains----ESSS 6/7#24g 380grains with 5 ft poly

Guideline Elevation T-Pac 11" 3" 7/8 28-31gr 485-530 grains-----ESS 8/9# 30g 470 grain with 5ft poly

Will update once I get the lines & try them out.
 

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Guideline LXi T-Pac 11"6" 6/7 17-19gr 260-295 grains----ESSS 6/7#24g 380grains with 5 ft poly

Guideline Elevation T-Pac 11" 3" 7/8 28-31gr 485-530 grains-----ESS 8/9# 30g 470 grain with 5ft poly

Will update once I get the lines & try them out.

I'll be very interested to hear your feedback regarding the lxi since at first glance, that looks a tad heavy to me based on my own experience of the rod (which of course cannot be compared with the advice of one the best ever spey caster as J. Chalmers is)
 

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Guideline LXi T-Pac 11"6" 6/7 17-19gr 260-295 grains----ESSS 6/7#24g 380grains with 5 ft poly

Guideline Elevation T-Pac 11" 3" 7/8 28-31gr 485-530 grains-----ESS 8/9# 30g 470 grain with 5ft poly

Will update once I get the lines & try them out.
Thanks. The Gaelforce ESSS integrated switch lines are fantastic on shorter rods. I use the 6/7# 24g on a Mackenzie G2 11'2" 7/8# switch and the 8/9 30g on a Loop Cross 12' #7. They both fly out. James Chalmers originally recommended the 7/8 for the Mackenzie, which I found to be a bit heavy, but every other recommendation he has given me has been spot on.
 

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Guideline LXi T-Pac 11"6" 6/7 17-19gr 260-295 grains----ESSS 6/7#24g 380grains with 5 ft poly

Guideline Elevation T-Pac 11" 3" 7/8 28-31gr 485-530 grains-----ESS 8/9# 30g 470 grain with 5ft poly

Will update once I get the lines & try them out.
Thanks. The Gaelforce ESSS integrated switch lines are fantastic on shorter rods. I use the 6/7# 24g on a Mackenzie G2 11'2" 7/8# switch and the 8/9 30g on a Loop Cross 12' #7. They both fly out. James Chalmers originally recommended the 7/8 for the Mackenzie, which I found to be a bit heavy, but every other recommendation he has given me has been spot on.
 

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Guideline LXi T-Pac 11"6" 6/7 17-19gr 260-295 grains----ESSS 6/7#24g 380grains with 5 ft poly

Guideline Elevation T-Pac 11" 3" 7/8 28-31gr 485-530 grains-----ESS 8/9# 30g 470 grain with 5ft poly

Will update once I get the lines & try them out.
Thanks. The Gaelforce ESSS integrated switch lines are fantastic on shorter rods. I use the 6/7# 24g on a Mackenzie G2 11'2" 7/8# switch and the 8/9 30g on a Loop Cross 12' #7. They both fly out. James Chalmers originally recommended the 7/8 for the Mackenzie, which I found to be a bit heavy, but every other recommendation he has given me has been spot on.
 

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Guideline LXi T-Pac 11"6" 6/7 17-19gr 260-295 grains----ESSS 6/7#24g 380grains with 5 ft poly

Guideline Elevation T-Pac 11" 3" 7/8 28-31gr 485-530 grains-----ESS 8/9# 30g 470 grain with 5ft poly

Will update once I get the lines & try them out.
I bought the ESSS #7/8 (=27Gr/425 grains) earlier this year for a Loop Cross 7124. Seemed a big mistake since not heavy enough. So I hoped I could give that Gaelforce line an alternative use on my Guideline LXI Switch T-Pac 7/8 but that line seemed too heavy for that rod. Based on that experience, I think the ESSS 6/7 would match greatly with my LXI Tpac 7/8. That rod combined with an integrated 350 grain trout spey line + 10 Ft 24Lbs sinking polyleader has become my favorite rod in nearly all circumstances but headwind.

This is the email advice I got from Guideline in Sweden a few years ago for my LXI 7/8: "I would recommend to use a body in 16 grams (246 grains) and a 10ft 7 grams (108 grain) tip. The total weight will be 23 grams or 354 grain". The only thing important in that advice is the total grain weight of 354 grains = very close to my personal experience 350 grains + polyleader.

Knowing all that, I wouldn't be surprised if the ESSS 5/6 + trout polyleader is a far better solution for your #6/7 LXI. Whatever you buy, I hope it is the right one. If so, your lads will fight to fish that rod.
 
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