Lines and rods of the past...
In the early 90's I spent a whole summer camping and fishing on the Olympic Peninsula Rivers. I purchased a Powell 10'6" 7 wt with a 6" extended fighting butt. This rod was the "Switch Rod" back then. I shopped at the "Swallows Nest" in Seattle back then and Dan Lemaich worked there at that time.
He hand spliced a line for me consisting of a running line, an oversize floating midsection and a tapered sinking tip. It rolled, cast double spey, single spey, and shot like a dream for a short rod. The other choice he steered me to was a 1 line size overweight Lee Wulff Triangle taper with a few feet trimmed from the tip. Never did I need anything else. I still use the same formula's for my sink tip and have yet to find a more versatile floating line than the Triangle Taper. Dan was working at the Creekside Angler in Issaquah last I saw him.
Catch you on the next cast,