Line Recommended For A Zpey Infinity 13ft 3 8/9

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Tried the above with a Rio Versitip in a 9 (540 grains), went ok, but a bit on the heavy side. Recommended 27 - 30g on the rod, with Henrik ;) recommending 30g.

Anyone recommend a shooting head style line for the rod?

Aweseome rod btw, light as a feather.:cool:
 

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You got a buyer for the kidney then:)

What about zpeys own fusion lines ? I bought the float, sink 0/1/2 and sink 2/3/4 all in 27gram 8/9 for my 13'3" instinct and they seem to go well.

The next one up is a 9 at 30gram.

Less than £50 from westforkfly at the minute.
 
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Tried the above with a Rio Versitip in a 9 (540 grains), went ok, but a bit on the heavy side. Recommended 27 - 30g on the rod, with Henrik ;) recommending 30g.

Anyone recommend a shooting head style line for the rod?

Aweseome rod btw, light as a feather.:cool:

Hi Ryan.

I recomend all my customers who's buying Zpey rods to use Zpeylines cause they are matched to each other, i have tried a lot of lines to my Zpey rods and Zpey lines is the best.
I use 30 gr lines Fusion and Compact to my 13,3 Infinity and my favoriteline the Extended in 35 gr, usally i don't recomend to cut it but if you fell it to be a little bit heavy you can cut it a half meter and try.

//Mikael
 

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I fully agree with the above, the zpey fusion lines are perfect with this rod.

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Tom
 

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Rio AFS Outbound 7/8 at 30g or 460 grains looks a reasonable match. Same manufacturer and less expensive when you factor in matching running line.
 
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Rio AFS Outbound 7/8 at 30g or 460 grains looks a reasonable match. Same manufacturer and less expensive when you factor in matching running line.
Same manufacture but not at all the same line. There are only 3 or 4 line manufactures in the world and they make all lines but with different specifications. For example with sinkinglines, the more expensive lines has a lot of wolfram in them , very expensive but you can make lines very heavy with low density, other less expensive lines uses lead instead and then you have to make a thicker line to get the same weight\inch and then it sinks less then the thinner line, specially in faster water. I am no fan of the lines with integrated runninglines, cause they take away much of the finesse with changing different heads during fishing, this is essential at for example my homeriver The byskeälv where the deapth and streamspeed is very different at the same fishingpool. Often you change line more often the flies. Offcoarse there are more good lines then zpeys, but they are specially made for zpeyrods and fits perfect to them, why make it more difficult then it allready is :D
 

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I am no fan of the lines with integrated runninglines, cause they take away much of the finesse with changing different heads during fishing,

How do you mean "finesse", when changing heads?

Surely there is no difference in presentation, whether the line is a multi tip with integrated running line or one without.
 

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Get the 480g Rage - if it doesn't go like shi** of a shovel, I'll eat me hat!.;)
 

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where can i buy one of these lines

Balticflyfisher and JoeE [both on this forum] do these. Think there are a few supply problems at present, but with the end of the season upon us there is no great urgency.
 

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Finesse

How do you mean "finesse", when changing heads?

Surely there is no difference in presentation, whether the line is a multi tip with integrated running line or one without.

I use a lot of different heads with different sinkgrades when i fish and change them often so is it easier to change and have them in the linepurse when the head is 9-10m instead of 36-40m." I do not use the plastic reel the line comes with, it takes to much space ".
In my opinion Rio have a lot of lines that presentate the fly nicely and roll over perfect, the AFS is one, i do not think that Outbound is as good as AFS, but....that's my opinion, cause many use them and like them too.
 

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It's very difficult to personally match a rod and line to your spec.

A lot of trial and error..................and money............:p:p;)
 

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It's very difficult to personally match a rod and line to your spec.

A lot of trial and error..................and money............:p:p;)

There is no trial or errors when you use zpeylines to zpeyrods :D:D, but it costs money.

It depends a lot where you fish, if you have a river with mostly similar conditions or if you have one with many different types of pools like my homeriver Byskeälv with 70-80 km fishing leangth and has so many types of fishingplaces from fishing with floatinglines to sink 6/7 the same day then you have to have many lines.
 

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Though a bit late, I'll chime in here with my own experiences. I match that rod with Zpey's 417-gr heads and Airflo 10' polyleaders, which are far more available in the States than Zpey polys. I've also used it with Rio's Scandi Short 385-gr heads and the same polys. There's a significant difference in grains between the two approaches, but both work for me.

FWIW - I've also got the 1208-5, and fish that with the AFS 4/5 and mono leader, or with the Airflo 300-hr Compact Scandi with their 10' poly. Grain recs printed on the blank of the Zpeys are not surprisingly very accurate representations of what the rod will perform best with. Sadly, mine get little use on my local waters and will likely be up on eBay within the next month or so. Nice rods, though.

Hope this helps you (or any others interested) get the most out of the rod.
 
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