Walker 17'6" lines?

bluejay

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Wondering what all lines are being used on this rod. The Nextcast 9/10 and BOSS 9/10 are commonly used in the US. Anyone have other recommendations?
Thanks.
 

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Be interested to hear what suits , the bigger rod and if the rod rating is true.

I know my other B&W rods can generally handle heavier lines well, but having recently acquired a Walker series 14'6" 9/10 be interested to know as I've not handled the rod yet.
 

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The question is "which " model of 17ft 6 ins Walker. The "original" 17ft 6 ins Walker was a 9/11, that was from a different time and was designed with DT lines firmly to the fore.It would lift and cast quite a long length of line, 11 and 12 DT lines depending on the caster themselves abilities.
A strong rod, however more "feel" and sophistication the the 17ft Expert rod of the same era.
The newer model of Walker rods I would presume will be slightly different as they're 9/10 rated, likely to be lighter and maybe easier in action to the old model.Afraid I don't know much about the new rods at all.
Oldkipper is right, it's a workout , one of these rods all day.The owner will need to get used to a different way of fishing, lifting much more line and a better technique all round.
Off to the gym 1st bluejay!.
Enjoy, Pedro.
 

bluejay

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Great replies here fellows!
Am learning that most users of this rod go with a long belly head from 750 to 825 grains.
 

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I’ve got some Cortland lines spare that would work well off this rod.
Either full line or cut into shooting heads for overhead casting - they will cast a long way!
DT12 sink3, WF13 sink4 and WF12 sink6.
I use these on the Lower Tay.
Let me know if any interest.
 

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the old 16ft 6in with the seperate handle was the longest rod I used with a cortland spey?dt Ithink they called it in a dt 10 and it fished ok it did make distance casting with a dt easier ,Iwould look for an old scientific anglers xlt if anyone has one has one sure it would cast that no problem onelastcast
 

bluejay

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Thanks to everyone for all the tips. I have been using the BOSS Long line developed by Gene Oswalt --the North American B&W rep--and his partners. This line is working quite well for me. Have also used the Nextcast 16+ line. The old XLT is a a good idea as well. Would like to play with a double taper at some point.
Cheers!
 

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Out of curiosity, I emailed Gene Oswald on the height-weight of the lines.
He reminded me that they are 'heads' (not integrated lines), and that the #9/10 Long has a head-weight of approximately 790 grains (51.2 grams) over c. 68' and the #8/9 Long some 740 grains (c. 48 grams) over 65'.
He answered my inquiry within the hour - almost as quick as James Chalmers!
www.bossflylines.com
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Wondering what all lines are being used on this rod. The Nextcast 9/10 and BOSS 9/10 are commonly used in the US. Anyone have other recommendations?
Thanks.
Don't worry a lie down in a darkened room is all you need either that or a truss
Morphfly
 
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