7wt nymphing line

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Re: 7wt nymphing line

Post by upstream » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:50 am

Thanks for all the tips guys.
Now I am really leaning towards the Hero. My 7wt rod is pretty fast, might an 8wt line be a good idea for this sort of fishing?

I bought Simon Gawesworth's "Single-handed Spey Casting" book. What a great book, learned a heap from it already. I've also booked into Herb's TRC clinic in August. But it would be great to catch up this winter if we can Andrew.

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Re: 7wt nymphing line

Post by Chris Dore » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:11 pm

Andrew, we actually designed the Hero with a longer front taper to delay turnover = longer travel time before the line drops. To aid bouyancy of the tip to accomodate the taper we simply made it thicker which also transfers energy well. It can turn over delicate enough due to this yet still punch weight.

Kevin, im guessing you'll be medium - long line nymphing so there will be ample line / weight outside the tip to load your rod. Dont go up a line weight.

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Re: 7wt nymphing line

Post by Diesel » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:40 pm

Scientific Angler MPX is a real good nymphing line. .5 size heavy with a pretty aggressive taper. Rolls big Tongariro bombs easy as

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