8wt setup for bass and light inshore help

ChadsSeaCraftChadsSeaCraft Posts: 8 Greenhorn
whats up guys, I am brand new to fly fishing and just picked up my first combo, a 7/8 Redington Behemoth and 8wt TFO BVK. Given that I am brand new, how would you guys spool this reel for bass and light inshore? And help us greatly appreciated. 


  • hooknsnookhooknsnook Posts: 62 Greenhorn
    20lb rio backing..weight forward floating saltwater 8wt line Scientific Angler has proven to be a good line 
  • Ol'DirtyCasterOl'DirtyCaster Posts: 2,271 Captain
     I recommend taking the outfit to a reputable shop and let them take care of the rigging for you. 20/30lb micron is fine, but you'll want a spliced loop on the back end to facilitate easy line swaps. If it's your first rig I would go with a wf/f redfish taper, every manufacturer makes one. Any short/compact head fly line will work, but I do agree with post above that SA makes some of the most user friendly lines. Good luck.
  • ChadsSeaCraftChadsSeaCraft Posts: 8 Greenhorn
    Thanks for all the help guys! I will get into a shop this week. 
  • greenie-slayergreenie-slayer Posts: 738 Officer
    What ODC said. 
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