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    So I'm trying to figure out what line to get for my Redington 7 wt. 10' rod. I'm running an Okuma integrity 8/9 reel and will be targeting trout on the Kenai and Parks streams, as well as some silvers and possibly chums/pinks. Its been over 10 years since I've bought line and there seems to be a ton more to choose from. Has anyone used the tip exchange system lines?
    Should I get a sink tip or a full sink line?
    Also I've heard about running one wt. heavier line than the rod, is this good advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishslayer View Post
    So I'm trying to figure out what line to get for my Redington 7 wt. 10' rod. I'm running an Okuma integrity 8/9 reel and will be targeting trout on the Kenai and Parks streams, as well as some silvers and possibly chums/pinks. Its been over 10 years since I've bought line and there seems to be a ton more to choose from. Has anyone used the tip exchange system lines?
    Should I get a sink tip or a full sink line?
    Also I've heard about running one wt. heavier line than the rod, is this good advice?
    Most folks use a sink tip line I personally don't like them unless I'm fishing super big waters,really fast currents or still water. I've found I get allot better depth control, more natural presentation and miss fewer hits with a floating line and split shot. The tip exchange systems work nice if you'll be seeing tons of different water in a short time but in general go in my "seemed cool but it's just another gadget" pile. As too running one weight heavier if you find the rod a bit fast for you that is a fix, otherwise stick with the rated line weight. As to brand of line, it's hard too go wrong with Cortland lines.
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    I would put Rio wf7f (weight forward 7 weight floating) accelorator line on it. The rod was designed for 7 weight line, thats what I would line it with.

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    Rio: Coldwater Clouser Line or Scientific Anglers Ultra 4 or Mastery Series..

    One thing to remeber certian lines are Over weighted for particular applications and this of particular help to assist casting streamers and indicators.

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    a versi tip is nice for the versitility...

    I will say that you NEED a floating line absolutely NEED one. I reccomend an SA steelheader if you don't opt for a versi tip.
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    SA Sharkskin is supposed to be a pretty sweet line...

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