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squaretail126
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« on: December 07, 2010, 11:11:01 PM »

got a early christmas present a new tcx 7119 7wt switch rod now the big question is what line to put on it .any suggestions would help alot one friend told me i should put a tactical steelhead on it have not seen this line yet.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 11:54:32 PM »

I would say rio Skagit short, 425g   That is what I tried that rod with and it seemed good.  it may have bin 450g  To be honest I can't remember what the grains was but I know it was the skagit short. 

Now I have 4 or 5 of those dam 20foot heads for different rods, just keep going back to them even for the 12 to 13 foot rods.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 06:59:14 PM »

While I haven't spent a ton of time with this rod yet, the last few times out I have been playing around with a skagit short 475 that is a little heavy and closer to 485. It gives this rod a really nice load and cast well with 10' of T-14 and a larger fly. 425 should work but might not be too forgiving with heavier tips and flies.

JH
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 11:40:43 PM »

I own the 8110-4 and put a 525 Skagit short on it and can cast my heaviest tips and flies...there was an earlier post asking the same question and I agree that the 475 Skagit Short should be about perfect for the 7110-4.  You could hack a couple feet off the back taper and make it even shorter..Don't take the big stuff away though. You might like that even better.

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 11:43:08 PM »

The 7119 I mean.

JM
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 11:48:38 PM »

JM,

The last few years I have been fishing the Z-Axis 8110-4 with a Rio Skagit 650 cut back to 18.5 ft @ about 520 grains for fishing the deep cut banks with little to no casting room. Very similar to a skagit short 525 @ 20' and casts the big heavy stuff with ease. Perfect for fishing the "gear" water on many smaller streams. Off the shelf, the skagit shorts are hard to beat!

JH
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 12:01:46 AM »

That's for sure and there's nothing like turning a 12'6" rod into a tight quarters rocket ship with great line handling attributes by loading it up a 525 Skagit Short.  Scott loves that set up too. 

JM

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 01:24:49 PM »

thanks for all the help with line selection will go with a compact skagit in the 470 range cheers and thanks have a merry christmas to all and a safe and happy new year Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2010, 11:10:15 PM »

That's a pretty long belly for an 11'9" foot rod...best of luck.

JM



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