Stillwater fishing on lakes and reservoirs as well as streamer fishing large flies, requires the use of different types of line (floating, intermediate and sinking). Over the years Marryat designers have discussed these variables with many fishermen who all faced similar problems – how to switch between floating and sinking lines with the same rod and still be able to cast effectively ...
In Theory floating lines have specifed weights determining their line number and this specific weight is calculated on the front 30 feet of line. For example, 30 feet of a 7-weight
line must weigh 12 grams and an 8-weight must weigh 13.5 grams, so there's just 1.5 grams to differentiate them. Now consider that 7-weight rods are designed to work
with a line weight of between 11.5 grams and 12.5 grams.
The Challenge is overcoming "my cast collapses when using a sinking line" and these days this also happens with big streamer floating lines, because their shorter aggressive heads are heavier than their line size specification dictates. Another consideration is that many fishermen shoot 35 to 45 feet of line these days ... that's more than 15 grams on a 7-weight line or 30 feet of a 9-weight floating line ... so should you be using a 9-weight rod? No, because if you did then you would have way too much trouble handling line in close.
Our Solution is that the designers at Marryat have created a major innovation; two superb 9 foot 6 inch rods specifically for use with streamers or on stillwater with floating and sinking lines. Available in two versions; one designed for use with a Floating Line and, because of the extensive use of heavy-weight floating and sinking lines the
other has been developed for Sinking- Line (S3 to S7), enabling you to cast heavy lines with confidence.