Scott Mackenzie's 42 grams (no 9) shooting heads would be perfect for the 14' 9 weight DTX G2. The line has been developed and designed specifically for the rod.Can any one please advise what line/grains would suit this rod best, for general over head and single Spey casting?
Well look at the No10's then - and what you're saying is the rod's wrong not the table.That Shakespeare’s table won’t help, because Mackenzies rods are usually one class stronger than the class marked in the rod. I would look shooting heads around 40g, someone else maybe 42g. If you like longer lines, maybe Mackenzies own 55ft 9/10 spey line would suit it. Depends so much about personal preferences.
Well, sorry to see that your great experience with the Mackenzie rods and lines wasn’t well expressed in your first post to the topic. Maybe you should think expressing your thoughts more clearly in future?Well look at the No10's then - and what you're saying is the rod's wrong not the table.
I've got two MacKenzie rods and loads of lines - these rods do take a heavier line than the rating on the rod - like B&W's. But they're good with the rod rating too.
Personally I think the tables a great reference for AFTM's to grammes and to grains.
Sorry it's no use to you Zamorra.
WowWell, sorry to see that your great experience with the Mackenzie rods and lines wasn’t well expressed in your first post to the topic. Maybe you should think expressing your thoughts more clearly in future?
Still, Dave has little experience about the rod he has, and that’s why he was asking the recommendations. Offering "standard" aftm table doesn’t help if the rod is not in that scale. Also, I believe that people has quite wide personal preferences, someone like lighter loading and some deeper, some short and some longer lines. On the orher hand, I admit that the aftm table helps if you know that the class of the rod fits to table, but without having a clue about it, it can be total nonsense. Also there are so wide selection of casters, rods and actions that it is hard to find suitable lines without testing wide variety to users own hands. Look for example Rio’s line recommendations, there are always two different caster recommendations for different lines. I for example have found myself being either middle of the recommendations, or near the lighter one.
Thankfully there are some true gentelmen in here, and Scott himself, whom are willing truly to help others and not just mocking others when showing that some information is not actually helping to find the answer to the question.