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Full Sinking Line Question

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VeeRay56

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It will work. Go try it on the lawn.  What line are you throwing? As others have mentioned, sinking lines are often heavier than the rating suggests. I Had a "6wt" type three once that was actually 235 grains (a 9 wt!!!). I threw that line on 6, 7, and 8 wt rods. Now I go 200 gr on 7wt, 250 on 8 or 9, anything heavier on my 10. On 6wts I only throw floaters and intermediates these days. It's quite possible you'll like throwing that line on your 7 much better than on your old rod. 

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Try it. If it's overweighted a bit it might work fine. If not, it may not load the 7 weight like it did your 6. Of course, you might have  a stiffer 6 weight and a more moderate bending 7 weight, in which case they might cast very similarly. The short answer is... try it and see. 

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Only one way to find out! I'll say that a full-sinking line is more dense and less air-resistant than a floater. You can get higher line speed, and tighter loops, with less effort. So, especially if you're underlining, you may need to adjust your stroke and open up your loop to make up for that effect. Otherwise, you'll risk hitting the rod tip and/or closing your loop.

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