“what line weight?”

Asked by G from Colorado on 10/26/2016 4:54:20 AM
  • You can choose the weight by selecting the tab to the right of the picture.
    Answered on 11/1/2016 11:37:43 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • G from Colorado,
    If I understand your question, I believe you are looking for a 4/5 or 7/8 type line weight number to fit your rod. These types of lines Scandi (Scandinavian) or Skagit (developed by NW Fly fishers) are typically measured in grains. I won't go into detail as to how these weights are distributed along the length of the line, but they are... and they usually point to an aggressive weight forward scenario for casting big flies and sometimes sink tips for steelhead and salmon using a two-handed rod. These rods will specify the optimum range of weight, e.g. 500 gr +/- 50 ( a range of 450 to 550 grains) just ahead of the cork at the base of the rod (where you would expect to see a 7/8. I hope this helps.
    Answered on 11/14/2016 9:09:28 AM by Mick from Washington
  • G from Colorado,
    If I understand your question, I believe you are looking for a 4/5 or 7/8 type line weight number to fit your rod. These types of lines Scandi (Scandinavian) or Skagit (developed by NW Fly fishers) are typically measured in grains. I won't go into detail as to how these weights are distributed along the length of the line, but they are... and they usually point to an aggressive weight forward scenario for casting big flies and sometimes sink tips for steelhead and salmon using a two-handed rod. These rods will specify the optimum range of weight, e.g. 500 gr +/- 50 ( a range of 450 to 550 grains) just ahead of the cork at the base of the rod (where you would expect to see a 7/8. I hope this helps.
    Answered on 11/14/2016 9:09:44 AM by Mick from Washington