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Line usage.

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    I need some help from you guys so please peruse this posting and see if you can help.
    I have recently started fishing again after several years absence due to ill health, when I last fished it was on what I call traditional waters as opposite to Commercial Fisheries.
    On resumption of my fishing I realise that these Commercial waters are more suited to my requirements, ie Car parking and most are relatively flat.
    I have updated my Pole equipment, ie elastics, power tips and such like.
    Whilst retreiving my other rods from the loft I relaised how much I had forgotten about this sport/pastime of ours.
    My problem is this, what B/s line to use with the following rods.
    Shakespeare Boron Mach 2, 13 foot and the action is described as

    Shakespeare Sigma three tip "Wand" Action A-10

    Silstar Kevlar Dia Flex 12' Twin Tip Feeder Rod Action Light to Medium.

    All the above are little used and two are over 20 years old, I would appreciate any help any one could give me on the maximum Breaking Strain Line I could use on them, the last thing I need is to finish up with a pile of carbon shards in my swim.

  • #2
    Depends where you end up fishing but forget the Sigma wand on most commercials! I used mine for skimmers and fish up to about 2.5lb using about 3lb line.It's a brilliantly sensitive rod!
    John - Kingfisher
    Talk Angling Senior Member
    Club Record Holder on Grand Union Canal Knowle:D


    • #3
      Many thanks "Kingfisher" for your prompt reply, will save the Wand for the local "Cut" or put it back to rest in the loft, cheers.


      • #4
        In answer to your questions the Boron Mach 2 has a maximum line rating of 6lb, and takes a maximum hook length of 4lb. The Sigma Wand takes a maximum line rating of 3lb and has a 2lb hook length.
        I have both rods and still have the original rod bags and info attached, hope this helps


        • #5
          Many, many thanks Mr Polemaster, I too have the original rod bags but did not have the information you have kindly offered.
          These forums are good are'nt they.