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Kim Benbow

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Recently got a 13’ Sustat penta. The previous owner recommends a 510g Beulah Aerohead. Casting it the other day gave me a slightly sluggish impression, perhaps the weight at the back of the taper gives the tip quite a bit of deflection during the load. I don’t have a lot of experience with either Bamboo or mid-belly lines. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks,
Kim

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Hey Kim if you give that rod to Sour Patch your dilemma will be over with.
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If that is a 7/8 I think something shorter then the Arrowhead (maybe a scandi) and around 450 would work well. I have some demo heads if you need them.
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Poppy, it is the 7 weight. Bob M. said you might have a Gaelforce suggestion.
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Hey Kim if you give that rod to Sour Patch your dilemma will be over with.
. I know you have enough lines to start your own shop. Lol.

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The Gaelforce ESSS 8/9 UK rated @ 33' @ 470grns  is where I would start. The Gaelforce lines are rated a line size heavier than US lines. I ignore the line size number and just go by the grains. That seems to work out pretty good. 
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So we tried the 470 and it was fantastic. Seems like it would easily carry a tip too. The 425 grain was like an angel to cast but might not turn over a sinking polyleader very well do you think?
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