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cris caldwell

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should I consider lining up, down or spot on with a Bruce&Walker rod ?
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should I consider lining up, down or spot on with a Bruce&Walker rod ?



Which rod? What style of line? They are pretty versatile, you have a lot of options.

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the rod is 12' rated for 6-8, right now I'm fishing a cortland 7 Wt. short spey (56' 470 gr.)  but, right now I'm thinking about a DT. 
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Which model is it?  Ie. powerlite or.......?  Also is it fairly new or fairly old?
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I've had and have some of the older models with a number rating like 7-9. I always used an 8/9 USA made line (original Deltas) and that seemed to work well for me.

I agree about which model is in question for a more detailed answer.

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very old, first graphite series,silver stream,also I'm unfamiliar with the delta lines are they anything like a triangle taper Wulff  line or are the a dt, also were there lines specifically for spey rods in the late 70's ?. Thanks for the help
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go 6 for a light load and 7 for a heavy load
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Those 1st generation rods were designed for a DTF line in the range noted on the shaft and with a well used rod go for the lightest.   IF you want to mess with Spey lines it may take a while to find something compatible.   I had the 14' Cordon Bleu and although a reasonable rod for its time, it did weaken and become softer as a day progressed.   After 3 hours work it had definitely become a line weight less capable and by mid- afternoon was a PITA.   Rested overnight it reverted to its original state.   It was never much use with a sinking line.

[The more modern B&Ws are a whole lot better.    From that era the original Sages were a whole lot better, though some people had a problem with breakages - the problem here in the UK was that with shipping and duties they were very expensive!   I've only just got rid of my original 15' 10 line 3 piece...It has been a 'lender' for over half of its life and stood up well both physically and cosmetically.]
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Thanks Guys I will be attaching leaders to those lines for monday A.M. 
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I have a Carbon silver stream rod, I used a Rio Windcutter #8/9/10 on mine (haven't fished this rod for a few years). It threw this pretty well.

As it's only a short rod presumably your' intending to use it on smaller rivers so probably won't be trying to cast huge distances with it; therefore I wouldn't pick less than an #8wt DT as if you go too light it won't load the rod correctly at shorter to medium fishing ranges.

It's a nice old rod though, - one tip when you fish it is to secure the sliding ring which holds the reel into the recessed socket in the handle with a turn or two of tape, this prevents any chance of the reel becoming loose when fighting a fish.

Oh yes, it has spigot ferrules not over fits, I find spigot joints need taping more so than over fits do - better safe than sorry!

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Thanks for the information and the locking ring phenomenon has always left me scratching my head in wonder uplocking skeleton rings stay put and downlocking rings work loose, as for ferrules paraffin for me. had a DT 6/7 on today seemed O.K., but just O.K. again thanks 

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