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From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted January 26th 2013


You have me confused here!
You ask "What line would I use to connect a 9 weight shooting head line?"

Line to connect what? The shooting line and shooting head connect to each other. Nothing else needed.
And "shooting head line"? Is that a shooting head or a shooting line? It can't be both...

If you are asking what line to use as a shooting line for a 9 wt. shooting head, that's exactly what the article is about. It goes through all the types, and they can all be used for a 9 wt. shooting head. What to use is up to your taste and wallet.


From: Kevin prince  Link
Submitted January 26th 2013

What line would I use to connect a 9 weight shooting head line

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From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted November 10th 2010


Sure a shooting head can cast longer. There is a reason why distance casters use shooting head setups. And the wind is an important factor. I personally hate fly fishing when there's no wind. But it has to be in the right direction! If not then it's very little help--more like the opposite.

As a paradox, it seems that most fly anglers consider wind an obstacle when fishing. In a stream maybe, but in the salt it's not. A good wind will both aide your casts and give the surface some wrinkles, which will ease your fishing.

But point taken: under normal fishing conditions the shooting head will give you longer casts compared to a full line--or as I prefer it: the same distance with much, much less effort.


From: Lars Matthiessen · mail·at·linekurv.dk  Link
Submitted November 10th 2010

Hi martin,
regarding distance of cast, you are correct that the distance was app. the same with shooting line and WF at the last danish championship which took place indoor but when the event has taken place outdoor and if there is some wind then the distances are longer with a margin of 3-6 meters, and we do most of our fishing outdoor ;-)

From: Janusz Jablonowski · janusz.jablonowski·at·eranet.pl  Link
Submitted November 7th 2010

Full of condensated infos as usually! I'm just looking for an overhead SH&line for Scott SHS - DH 3,2m 9# - thanks to you I've only SH to look for, thank you very much!

From: Eric · PAtroutbum·at·hotmail.com  Link
Submitted November 4th 2010

What a good read, very informative!

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