Yes the windcutter is a good line for a novice to learn to cast with. I learned with a wind cutter and I am sure many others on here did too. Like all lines they have their pros and cons but at the end of the day its down to what suits you not someone else as it will be you fishing with it.
Pros, Easy to cast and loads rod well, short head ( easy for novice to handle) Good on small rivers and in tight spots, multi tip line is very versatile (not cheep but cheaper than 5 different lines)
Cons, short head (pain in the ar*e when making long casts, all that stripping), presentation is not the best, loop to loop connectors sound awful when going through the rings either when working the line out or playing a fish, there are reports of these getting jammed in the rings when playing fish but I think this was more of a problem with the older lines.
Hi boys,thanks for those links wilbert,i've got a greys 14' 9/10 springer and i have been using a floating line with poly leaders,my mate gave me the floater but it has an 80' head!only ever managed to cast the whole length of head twice!so i bought one of these rio multi tips off ebay,it's rated as 8/9/10,not sure if i should have got the next size up?any info much appreciated,cheers
You should be fine with that line, the next size up would start to overload your rod and slow down the action of it. If you can cast the full 80' head of your line you sound like you have the basics right, keep working on these and the distance will come. You will probably not cast much further with the windcutter but it will give you more confidence in your casting ability.
Yes, I have one on a 13' B&W Powerlite Speycaster - I think it's a 7-8-9 and I use it with the intermediate tip. It's easy casting and gives an ok presentation. Not as good as my Loop Quattro tips line though.