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TWO-HANDED LINE RECOMMENDATIONS

Trying to determine what line to use for your two-handed rod?  You’re not alone.  And because we get the question a lot, we have compiled a list of recommendations.  Select your two-handed rod below and you’ll find our suggestions.

BVK Spey Line Recommendations

12’8″ 6-weight (400-600 Grain Window)

Skagit
400-475 grains
18-26 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact
Airflo Rage Compact
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
400-460 grains
28-31 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact

 

Two-handed overhead
425-500 grains
18-22 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IFlight
RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme

 

Mid-belly
380-450 grains
37-45 feet

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey
Nextcast WA 35

 

13’0″ 7-weight (450-600 Grain Window)

Skagit
425-500 grains
20-28 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
Airflo Rage Compact
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
450-525 grains
28-39 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact
Loop GDC (#7)

 

Two-handed Overhead
18-28 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IFlight
RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme

 

Mid-belly
40-48.5 feet

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey
Nextcast WA 45/55

13’4″ 8-weight (500-700) Grain Window)

Skagit
450-550 grains

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
Airflo Rage Compact
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
480-600 grains

Airflo Scandi
Airflo Scandi Long
Loop GDC (#8)

 

Two-handed overhead
500-600 grains

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
Airflo Rage Compact

 

Mid-belly
525-625 grains
42-50 feet

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey
Ballistic Vector (8/9)
Nextcast WA 45/55
Airlfo Ultra Spey (8/9)

Deer Creek Spey Line Recommendations

TF 5/6 12’6″ 5 DC (350-500 Grain Window)

Skagit
350-450 grains
11-26 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
SA Skagit Extreme
OPST
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
310-410 grains
28-34 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact

Ballistic Express (5/6)
Loop GDC (#6)

 

Two-handed overhead
350-425 grains
18-22 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IFlight
RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
OPST

 

Mid-belly
400-425 grains
34-48 foot heads

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey

Ballistic Vector (4/5) and (5/6)

 

Other
Rio Switch Chucker (#5, 370-grains)

 

TF 6/7 13’0″ 5 DC (400-650 Grain Window)

Skagit
450-525 grains
15-26 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
SA Skagit Extreme
OPST
Airflo SCOUT
Airflo Skagit Switch (7/8)

 

Scandi
375-440 grains
28-34 foot heads

RIO Scandi
Airflo Scandi Compact
Ballistic Express (6/7)
Airflo Rage Compact
Loop GDC (#7)

 

Two-handed Overhead
400-450 grains
18-22 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IFlight
RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
OPST

 

Mid-belly
400-425 grains
36-49 foot heads

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey

Ballistic Vector (6/7)

Rio Switch Chucker (#4, 325-grains)

TF 7/8 13’0″ 5 DC (450-700 Grain Window)

Skagit
500-575 grains
15-28 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
SA Skagit Extreme
Nextcast Steelhead Finder 45
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
440-500 grains
28-35 foot heads

RIO Scandi
Airflo Scandi Compact
Ballistic Express (6/7) and (7/8)
Airflo Rage Compact
Loop GDC (#8)

 

Two-handed overhead
450-525 grains
18-25 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IFlight
RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme

 

Mid-belly
450-500 grains
36-49 foot heads

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey
Ballistic Vector (7/8)
Nextcast WA 35

 

Long Belly
530-575 grains
49-55 foot heads

RIO UniSpey (8/9)

TF 8/9 13’6″ 5 DC (550-800 Grain Window)

Skagit
535-650 grains
22-28 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
SA Skagit Extreme
Nextcast Steelhead Finder 45
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
500-600 grains
28-35 foot heads

RIO Scandi
Airflo Scandi Compact
Ballistic Express (8/9)
Airflo Rage Compact
Loop GDC (#9)

Two-handed overhead
525-600 grains
20-28 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IFlight
RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme

 

Mid-belly
550-640 grains
36-55 foot heads

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey
Ballistic Vector (8/9)
Nextcast WA 45/55
Airlfo Ultra Spey (8/9)

 

Long-belly
530-600 grains
55+ foot heads

RIO UniSpey (8/9)

Deer Creek Switch Line Recommendations

TF 04 11’0 4 DC (200-400 Grain Window)

Skagit
275-350 grains
17-20 foot heads

SA Skagit Extreme
Airflo SCOUT
RIO Skagit Max Short
OPST Commando

 

Scandi
230-300 grains
29-33 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact
Ballistic Express (3/4) and (4/5)

 

Two-handed overhead
250-325 grains
17-20 foot heads

SA Skagit Extreme
RIO Skagit Max Short
OPST

TF 05 11’0 4 DC (250-450 Grain Window)

Skagit
300-375 grains
17-20 foot heads

SA Skagit Extreme
RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IShort
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
250-325 grains
29-33 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact
Ballistic Express (3/4) and (4/5)

 

Two-handed Overhead
280-350 grains
17-20 foot heads

SA Skagit Extreme
RIO Skagit Max Short
OPST

 

Other

Rio Switch Chucker (#4, 325-grains)

TF 06 11’0 4 DC (300-500 Grain Window)

Skagit
350-400 grains
18-25 foot heads

SA Skagit Extreme
Airflo Skagit Switch
RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IShort
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
330-425 grains
29-33 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact
Ballistic Express (6/7)

 

Two-handed overhead
380-450 grains
17-20 foot heads

RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
RIO Skagit Max Short
Airflo Skagit Switch
OPST

 

Other

Rio Switch Chucker (#6, 420-grains)
Cortland Compact Switch (#7, 425 grains)

TF 07 11’0 4 DC (350-550 Grain Window)

Skagit
400-480 grains
17-25 foot heads

SA Skagit Extreme
Airflo Skagit Compact
Airflo Skagit Switch
RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IShort
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
400-450 grains
29-35 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact

Ballistic Express (7/8)

Two-handed overhead
400-450 grains
17-23 foot heads

RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
RIO Skagit Max Short
OPST

 

Other

Rio Switch Chucker (#7, 460-grains)
Cortland Compact Switch (#8, 485 grains)

TF 08 11’0 4 DC (400-600 Grain Window)

Skagit
450-500 grains
17-25 foot heads

SA Skagit Extreme
Airflo Skagit Compact
RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IShort
Airflo SCOUT
OPST Commando

 

Scandi
425-475 grains
29-35 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact

Ballistic Express (7/8)

 

Two-handed overhead
425-500 grains
17-23 foot heads

RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
RIO Skagit Max Short
OPST

TF 09 11’0 4 DC (450-700 Grain Window)

Skagit
Airflo SCOUT
OPST Commando

 

Scandi
425-500 grains
29-35 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact

 

Two-handed overhead
450-525 grains
17-23 foot heads

RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
RIO Skagit Max Short
OPST

Pandion Line Recommendations

06 12’9 4P

Skagit

380-480 grains
20-26 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
Airflo Rage Compact
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi

420-460 grains
28-34 foot heads

RIO Scandi Short
Airflo Scandi Compact

 

Two-handed overhead

380-450 grains
18-22 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IFlight
RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
OPST

 

Mid-belly

400-420 grains
40-48.5 feet

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey

 

Other

Rio Switch Chucker (#7, 465-grains)

08 13’3 4P

Skagit
500-570 grains
22-28 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
Airflo Rage Compact
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
500-560 grains
31-35 foot heads

RIO Scandi
Airflo Scandi Compact

 

Two-handed overhead
480-550 grains
22-26 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IFlight
RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme

 

Mid-belly
500-540 grains
40-48.5 feet

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey

 

Other

Rio Switch Chucker (#9, 570-grains)

09 13’9 4P

Skagit
600-725 grains
23-30 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max
RIO Skagit Max Long
RIO Skagit IFlight
Airflo Skagit Compact/G2
Airflo Rage Compact
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Scandi
600-670 grains
33-38 foot heads

RIO Scandi
Airflo Scandi Compact

Two-handed overhead
580-640 grains
20-26 foot heads

RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IFlight
RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
OPST

Mid-belly
550-650 grains
40-53 feet

SA Spey Evolution
RIO Short Head Spey

TiCr X Conversion Kit Line Recommendations

TF 07 9’0 4 X (Conversion for 7-weight)

Skagit
375-475 grains
17-25 foot heads

SA Skagit Extreme
Airflo Skagit Compact
Airflo Skagit Switch
RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IShort
OPST Commando
Airflo SCOUT

 

Two-handed overhead
350-450 grains
17-23 foot heads

RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
RIO Skagit Max Short
OPST

TF 08 9’0 4 X (Conversion for 8-weight)

Skagit
400-525 grains
17-25 foot heads

SA Skagit Extreme
Airflo Skagit Compact
RIO Skagit Max Short
RIO Skagit IShort
Airflo SCOUT
OPST Commando

Two-handed overhead
350-475 grains
17-23 foot heads

RIO Skagit IShort
SA Skagit Extreme
RIO Skagit Max Short
OPST

Other

Rio Switch Chucker (#7, 460-grains)

Cortland Compact Switch (#8, 485 grains)

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$449.95