Rio Scandi Versitip body

RodBrne

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Hi there,

I recently purchased a Vision Siks in 13.4' #7 (design to cast 400-480gr lines, according to the spec). I also own a Rio Versitip #8 (510gr), a little heavier than required for my rod. But, I was wondering if I can change the #8 body (400gr) for a #7 (350gr) and keep the different tips in #8 (110gr)?
Actually, the tips in #8 will be 15gr higher than those in #7.

In conclusion, can I go for the option "#7 body + #8 tips" (350+110 = 460gr) instead of the real #7 scandi line (350+95 = 445gr) without any problem during the cast ?

Thank you for your help!

Cheers
 

mc andy

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In short yes, obviously they will not be just as delicate on presentation, but more than fishable.

I have 4 svt and only use 2 sets of tips over the 4 weights. I use 8# tips for both 8and9# body,

10# tips for 10 and 11# bodys.

Good luck

Cheers andy
 

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I also use the 7wt, 8wt and 9wt body with the 8wt tips with no issues. I always use a 5ft poly tip on the end with each combination for good presentation.
Cheers Diarmid.
 

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I have just checked the chart that comes with the kit, the 8 wt 10 foot tips are 5.5 grams and the 8 wt 15 ft tips are 7.1 grams
 

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I have an 8# ssvt which I use on a Switch rod and also a 13ft. I have used the body with the tips provided and also 10ft and 12ft lengths of T8, 11, 14, 17 and 20. I could do this by changing the casting style to match the weight of the line. Most rods have quite a wide grain window.
 
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