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Euan Innes

#9 floater
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:02:36 AM »
Chaps,

Since Mike doesn't do a #9 floating line, can anyone recommend a floater in that size?
Let's just say that I might like to use it for salmon (with a sink tip), pike and just general fooling around with my casting. It doesn't have to be an out and out distance line, although that might be nice, but must be nice to roll and overhead.
Oh and being a cheap b#st#rd, not too expensive.

Over to you chaps.

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Ben_D

Re: #9 floater
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 09:07:10 AM »
Hi Euan,

Try an SLX #8, if you bring the rod out to the shop one day I will bring one in and you can try it.  Other than that in #9, lines are beginning to get a bit specialist. 


Cheers

ben

Hamish Young

Re: #9 floater
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 10:39:16 AM »
Tempted to suggest that a day spent making up shooting heads might be the way to go...... :z17
So I did. Just then.

H :z3
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Euan Innes

Re: #9 floater
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 10:42:16 AM »
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Try an SLX #8, if you bring the rod out to the shop one day I will bring one in and you can try it.  Other than that in #9, lines are beginning to get a bit specialist. 

Might just do that you know. You think an #8 SLX will work on an Access 9' #9?

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Tempted to suggest that a day spent making up shooting heads might be the way to go......

Possibly coming to a field near you in November  :z4

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Rob Brownfield

Re: #9 floater
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 20:30:46 PM »
I use the following #9 floating lines.

Cortland Precision Pike Line - Steep taper, heavy head for turning big pike flies (including tubes) (1/0 - 8/0)
Airflo Cold Saltwater Striper Line - Longer head, less taper, great all round line (2-3/0)
Barrio GT120 - better for smaller flies (4-1)
Rio Shooting head - very short and heavy, punches thriugh the wind.
Partridge Payload - a very strange line but seems to carry wind resistant flies well.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Marc Fauvet

Re: #9 floater
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 17:51:37 PM »
hi,
if the SLX-8 doesn't do it for you (although it should !  :cool: ) or you want a longer bellied line you'd probably be happy with either a SA or Rio Steelhead line in 9.
other very nice option is a Rio Indicator for heavier/bigger flies.

cheers,
marc


Euan Innes

Re: #9 floater
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 18:38:40 PM »
Thanks Marc.
Haven't tried the SLX #8 yet, but I am looking a shooting heads now.
Sometime before the start of next season some sort of floater will be on my #9!
Steelhead lines might be a good option.  :z16

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Ben_D

Re: #9 floater
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 20:44:48 PM »
Hi Euan,

Steelhead taper will be too long for what you are wanting mate.  On a #9 single hander one of the new Barrio switch lines in a #6 could work well, not got the grams weights to hand but when the next batch of samples turn up I'll give you a shout.

Cheers

Ben

Euan Innes

Re: #9 floater
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 18:34:31 PM »
Thanks Ben, hadn't thought about switch lines
Good call  :z16

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

 




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