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cris caldwell

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will a rod that handles a short belly line behave the same with a long belly line of the same weight designation by the same manufacture?
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Assuming the line tapers are the same, then yes. For example, there is little discernible difference between a Delta and a Delta-Long. However, there is a tremendous difference between something like a Delta and a Bill Drury "impact spey" or a Carron...
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I would hope the tapers ares the same they are both cortland precision lines and thanks for the input

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I have always thought that the long belly lines with have more total grains than a short head line for given rod. I know my Scott 1287 will cast a scandi at around 490 grains but when I was using the original xlt for this rod with close to a 90 foot head it was significantly heavier but think you are actually saying two 7 wt lines -  a short belly and a long belly and I would agree even though the grain weights will be significantly different. 

Not sure I would agree that all rods will effectively cast these different lines - some rods I think like short belly lines more and some rods like long belly lines more
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again thanks for the input, let me just say how glad I am for this forum,and the members who take the time to answer my questions.

                                            Kind Regards and tight lines to all,
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