About Scientific Anglers Spey Evolution Fly Line - Weight Forward, 130’
Closeouts. An excellent all-around spey line that thrives on use with indicator rigs, Scientific Anglers Spey Evolution fly line has a medium-length head with a powerful front taper for improved turnover and line control.
Specs about Scientific Anglers Spey Evolution Fly Line - Weight Forward, 130’
- Type: Weight forward
- Loop connections: Yes
- Coating: AST
- Material: Polyurethane, braided multifilament core
- Length: 130'
- Recommended use: Freshwater
- Made in United States of America
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Question & Answer
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“How do the differnet grains compare to weights? 600 grains vs a 5 wt line?”
Standard head weight for a 5WT is ~146, so it's about 4x as heavy.
For Skagit and similar Spey-like lines, I have seen references to using a line wt 2 or 3 above the rated weight of the rod. That is for switch rods. You probably would not want to cast these Spey-type lines with a normal single-handed rod, but I suppose you could. I bought 2 switch rods - a 7 wt and an 8/9 wt rod. Now I'm looking at using a 9 or 10 wt line on the 7wt and an 11 or 12 wt line on the other rod. I'm not sure at this time exactly what that equals in terms of the grain weight designation. It's all very confusing and seems that you must try out the various lines with your rod to see which ones it performs best with...and then equip yourself with MOW tips of various sink rates. Reminds me of just getting started in fly fishing - which it essentially is.