Hi Jay I like to use a ratio of 2.5/3x my rod length for speycasting on small/medium rivers this ensures I can cover most if not all the width I need and can fish In relatively tight spots to so for a 10ft rod look to buy a head length of between 25ft upto 30ft and find a 2x the weight ratio to be a good match too this equals a head length of 25/30ft with a weight around 16g(2x #8) this should keep you fishing all day without fatigue or sore joints,I have lines that are no longer in production but if you look to salmon logic they do lines in those sizes and weights as I'm sure others do you now have an estimated length and weight you can now shop around hope this helpsLooking for a line for 10ft #8 single handed rod not much knowledge in this area anything considered
I use Guideline Uls lines on my singlehanders. Floating head with 10ft polyleaders and nylon running is a peach of a setup to use.18g lines should be perfect for you.Looking for a line for 10ft #8 single handed rod not much knowledge in this area anything considered
Jockie am thinking about buying one how do you find it fishes on the faughan is the head length ok for small rivers.Another shout for the Barrio SLX.
I bought one last season on a bit of a whim but it turned out to be quite a result.
I bought it for my trout rated switch rod and was well impressed with it.
It does take a bit of getting used to to begin with. The head is so much thicker in diameter to the running line and you will inevitably have some of the head within the rod rings at times on small rivers.Jockie am thinking about buying one how do you find it fishes on the faughan is the head length ok for small rivers.
I think I'll buy one and give it a try they are reasonably priced as well compared to most of the lines on the go now.It does take a bit of getting used to to begin with. The head is so much thicker in diameter to the running line and you will inevitably have some of the head within the rod rings at times on small rivers.
It can be difficult at times too to see where the running line ends and head begins but I just marked mine with a marker where I felt most comfortable lifting.
I don't really make recommendations as one man's meat is another poison but I like it personally.
The good old Snowbee xs "the white one" is still a great line!
Salmologics prices are ridiculous dont forget they charge 30quid delivery fee on top of that line.Tried the Barrio a while back but head just too long and not "aggressive" enough to turn over big sunrays when needed (and wading up to waist). If you're happy with a full floater Guideline Bullet is outstanding. Shorter belly, excellent turnover with colour hange between belly and running line. I use it for all my switch rod work adding sinking polys if needed.
Now looking at Salmologic WF Shooter but helluva price!
Should hopefully be ok for then.Bullet- Thanks for the nudge - I’ve fancied one of these for a while for my LTS switch - just hope I get the chance to try it - upper Findhorn - August/
September - I wonder what the odds of that are ?
I didn’t know that about Rio lines.I would say it depends what your targeting, size fly and how big the river. I really like the Rio Single hand Spey lines. They are already overweighted by about two sizes (when checked on digi scales) but have a beautiful presentation. If your tight for space and throwing big fly’s then the OPST Micro Skagit Smooth is great with various tips although you need to use lighter line than you think.