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#103569 - 07/15/04 10:19 PM What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
Homer2handed Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 1395
Loc: DEADWOOD
I like lines 3 - 3.5 X rod lengths.

I've been casting a lot of different rods and lines this summer a whole lot!
Even this one line that had a 95 foot belly section that was a work out!

But those lines with 60 -70 foot belly section cast nice on the proper rod.
All the new lines for all those trout spey rods are turning heads!
Hardy Mach series and SA Spey Short Heads are making trout spey thing happen!

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#103570 - 07/16/04 02:18 AM Re: What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
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Three Time Spawner

Registered: 03/07/99
Posts: 1558
Loc: Wherever I can swing for wild ...
30' Belly, I would have to upgrade my manhood if I was casting a 90' belly on a singlehander, er, I mean flyrod :p eek
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#103571 - 07/16/04 04:12 PM Re: What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
KerryS Offline
Juvenille at Sea

Registered: 07/24/01
Posts: 152
Loc: Everett, WA
I quit smoking a number of years ago that coupled with middle age I must say the length of my belly has increased considerably. Lately however due mainly to pressure from the wife I have embarked on a low carb diet which has lessened the length of my belly by quite a bit.

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#103572 - 07/18/04 03:36 AM Re: What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
fred evans Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 09/16/01
Posts: 216
Loc: White City, Oregon
Point o two cents here only.

I think it has a lot to do with what you're trying to achive. For 'close in work,' or tip chucking my 'belly' will be very short. For far out and fine I love a very long belly line such as the SA series designed by Dr. Way Yin and Steve Chote.

Love most of the RIO lines, but there 'new' long belly line is a ... well never mind; not a complementery statement. Like trying to cast a rope on all but a few rod designs (stiff tip Euro's).

That's the 'hell of it' with 2-handers; you can spend a LOT of money on lines to fine out what works for you ... and more particularly .. the rod.
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#103573 - 07/18/04 06:39 PM Re: What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
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Registered: 06/03/04
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#103574 - 07/19/04 11:12 PM Re: What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
Robert Allen3 Offline
Spawner

Registered: 04/23/00
Posts: 762
Loc: vancouver WA USA
don't care just give them to me and i'll cast them.. long short DT don't matter regardless of the distance cast ..

that said my preference is for long belly on a floater and short belly with a sinker.. just makes sence

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#103575 - 07/28/04 10:01 AM Re: What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
juro Offline
Alevin

Registered: 09/09/00
Posts: 18
Loc: Anywhere I can spey cast
I like casting them all as well... the short belly spey lines are such useful lines, the mid-length are great all-around and the extended belly lines 90ft -105ft are relaxing once you get in the groove with them. They like a very s-l-o-w setup and and early forward stroke, long motions. Kinda fun but it takes a lot of room behind to make these casts.

Most of the time my favorites are the mid-length lines. They give you the best of both worlds.

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#103576 - 08/02/04 07:06 PM Re: What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
Salmo g. Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 13134
I haven't used many different lines on my two handed rods. Some shooting heads around 40' and double tapers. A long belly line has more belly than the distance that I can cast, so they might as well be a double taper. Right now I favor a double taper floater, and a mid-length of about 50' for my sink tips, as I usually fish no more than about 60 or 70' for steelhead anyway.

Sincerely,

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#103577 - 08/02/04 09:14 PM Re: What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
Robert Allen3 Offline
Spawner

Registered: 04/23/00
Posts: 762
Loc: vancouver WA USA
I agree double taper floaters deserve a LOT more attention than they get from the 2 handed community. once some skill is attained they can reach distances of 100 feet or more and no one needs to cast further than that.. and they are very economical

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#103578 - 08/22/04 06:41 PM Re: What Length (Belly) Line do you use?
fred evans Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 09/16/01
Posts: 216
Loc: White City, Oregon
Bob, do love using (or rather did for many many years) the 120' DT lines for spey rods. For short/med range casting they were, and still are, the cat's meow. For line control, they still can't be beat in my book.

Where the 'fall down' is it's all cast, no shooting and at about 60-70 foot you'd better be using at least a 14 foot rod. The lines may be listed as a 7, 8, what-ever, but as you add length that first 30' of line rating starts to add up very fast and can easily over load a lighter spey rod.
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