Rio Scandi line question.

Marc 63

New member
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
 

weatherman

Member
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.
 

Marc 63

New member
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/forums/thread70714.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.. :confused:
 
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weatherman

Member
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?
 

farside

New member
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
 

jcmj

New member
Rio Scandi Lines

Rio Scandi Lines

580 grns is a 9/10 weight and not a 10 - see link https://www.rioproducts.com/products/lines-heads/rio-scandi - personally I dont think it will hurt the rod at all as I have allways used a line above the rating on all my rods to give deeper loading - It would be a pretty poor tolerance to break at less than 5% overload and I think Shakespeare's reputation would have been toast long ago had that been the case.
 

Ard

New member
I'm the new guy, new unless you visit the SFF salmon fishing forum, and I'm an outfitter from Alaska who has some understanding of line weights - rods and what we call 'grain windows'.

Essentially you are talking about loading a line that is only 23 grains heavy and I would do so without a single concern. This may limit the length and weight of any sink tip use, that is where I'd pay attention. People will place a 10 foot tip weighing 100 grains or more on a rod already lined with the proper weight line and not think a thing of doing so.

In other words don't sweat 23 grains of floating line.
 

Ard

New member
An after thought; how many anglers will line a rod with the prescribed line by weight whether that be a 580 grain or a 475 grain it is the line called for by the rod manufacturer and then apply a sink tip to the end of that line without a thought? I came back to ask this hoping to illuminate the point that an additional gram or 2 is not a worry. You will know when your rod is either overloaded or under, that's for sure.
 
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