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    Default Rio Scandi line question.

    I wonder if anybody could help me out, I just purchased a Rio Scandi shooting head line that was advertised as a 9 wt from another forum, but it turned out to be a Rio scandi 10 wt line

    RSF580
    Floating
    10wt
    39.0ft
    580 grains
    37.6 grams

    I bought it to use with an Shakespeare oracle scandi #9 rod. Will over rating line to rod, be okay to cast with, or should i just send it back?

    The max casting weight on the rod states 36 grams.

    Thanks in advance,

    Marc

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Marc 63 Click here to enlarge
    I wonder .....
    37.6 grams

    I bought it to use with an Shakespeare oracle scandi #9 rod. Will over rating line to rod, be okay to cast with, or should i just send it back?

    The max casting weight on the rod states 36 grams.

    Thanks in advance,

    Marc
    Hi Marc & welcome.
    I think that you may have answered your own question here. I honestly wouldn't know what damage an extra 1.6 grams could cause to your rod, but if the makers recommendation states 36 grams then to use a heavier line would be a gamble that only you can decide.
    "Gleisiad"

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    Thankyou Weatherman,

    I was umming and ahhring about whether to keep the line or not, but i think i found the right thread on a forum to answer my question.

    http://www.salmonfishingforum.com/fo...read70714.html

    I think AM Angling's answer on the above thread, is probably spot on.

    Cheers for your kind Welcome to the site, and your input to my question.

    Marc.

    (post script). Hmmm? but, seeing what the admin have said at the end of the above thread, puts me straight back into the middle of the conundrum.. Click here to enlarge
    Last edited by Marc 63; 23-10-2015 at 12:06 AM.

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    To be honest Marc, I would err on the side of the recommended line weight. Yes it's ok to accept advice & use an over-weighted line but on the downside, should something unfortunate happen, who is to blame?
    "Gleisiad"

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    Tricky one Marc - but I would consider 580 grain as a #9 line not as a #10. At least I do on my range of rods. May I suggest that you interrogate grain recommendations for grain weights on other rod makes?
    Good luck

    Farside

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