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Exocett 10 weight surf? What line works?

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     I've moved up to an Exocett 11.2 ten weight surf rod which is marketed for overhead two handed casting in the surf. 

Fly line confusion along with technique, are now aligned like the moon and the stars, being new to two hand overhead casting and the plethora of fly lines available. 

I fish the swells, snot and currents most surfers seek at the Jersey Shore from Sandy Hook to Barnegate inlet and have had success with a 9 foot Loomis ten weight and Teeny 400 grain 24 foot sink line and Rio Coastal Quickshooter XP. 

I felt it was time to go nuclear.

Looking to see what works in floating, sinking and intermediate for this new endeavor. Thanks

 

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14 mins ago, Killiefish said:

Call T&T for recommended lines.  Or: PM The Graveyard Shift here who owns and fishes that specific rod.

I'm going to throw what I have already and research where the sand meets the water while waiting to hear from those who know!

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That post fro TGS is also, IMO, one of the most generous and informative posts I have ever seen on this FF forum.  Which is why I remembered it.

 

The other thing is that TGS is throwing massive flies (both bulky and heavy).  He's not aiming for maximum distance and is fishing mostly at night.  The recommendation he makes for using heavier heads is largely based on needing to bomb large flies out at reasonable distances without the ability to use an extended backcast.

 

My recommendation to start with a 10wt Outbound (or Outbound Short) at ~425g is based on using relatively normal sized flies.  I have a rod that is I think similar to that rod, but much less expensive.  It can throw 550g+ but I prefer 400-450g on it when using normal sized flies, with the ability to implement a fully extended backcast, so you don't have to shoot as much of the running line.

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7 hours ago, Killiefish said:

That post fro TGS is also, IMO, one of the most generous and informative posts I have ever seen on this FF forum.  Which is why I remembered it.

 

The other thing is that TGS is throwing massive flies (both bulky and heavy).  He's not aiming for maximum distance and is fishing mostly at night.  The recommendation he makes for using heavier heads is largely based on needing to bomb large flies out at reasonable distances without the ability to use an extended backcast.

 

My recommendation to start with a 10wt Outbound (or Outbound Short) at ~425g is based on using relatively normal sized flies.  I have a rod that is I think similar to that rod, but much less expensive.  It can throw 550g+ but I prefer 400-450g on it when using normal sized flies, with the ability to implement a fully extended backcast, so you don't have to shoot as much of the running line.

I'm starting with the RW sinking 400 grain with a 30 foot head. Hopefully out with the outfit tomorrow!

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Am having a lot of success with two hand overhead casting using Wulff Ambush Floating TT based on grain wt. a rod is designed for. I have several.
You can also pair it with a sink tip depending again on grain wt. I’ve experimented with trimming the tip to find an ideal loading point for the typical flies I cast.

I also like that the floating line stays out of the rocks better, although you mentioned preferring surf.

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