Need help with line weight

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Lue Taylor, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    I bought a reel came with what owner said it had Aircel 556gr head 30ft in length how do you tell what it really is?
  2. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    Kamloops B.C
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    A grain scale (your fly shop might have one) will tell you the exact weight .
  3. soundflycaster Member

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    Mossyrock, WA
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    A basic electronic kitchen scale that can read grams will get you darn close. Take the grams and multiply times 15.432 and you will have the grains. Your 556gr head should be approximately 36 grams.