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Mad Dog



Joined: 04 Apr 2006
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Location: Belgium

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Scierra shooting head and Scierra TI+ rod Reply with quote
Hello!

Has anyone purchased or tried the Scierra Scandinavian Saltwater Head? I cannot find any drawing of the head profile. Anything else to compare to? I would use it mostly for SWFF in DK.

Also, I am considering purchasing a Scierra TI+ 9ft 6w, does anyone of you have cast with it?

Any advice or comments are very welcome!
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DistantStreams



Joined: 24 Mar 2006
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Location: Denmark, Lithuania, USA

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:56 pm    Post subject: Saltwater head Reply with quote
Hi Mad Dog,

I can't help you with comments regarding the saltwater head you mentioned.

I have been using Fenwick's Aircutter fly line for 2 years in the salt and I am more than impressed with it. It's just an option for you.
I doubt there is little difference between a line that claims to be "saltwater" and a line that doesn't. Your not going to catch more fish.

I have and always use a class #5 WF / F line for the salt - no matter the weather or season and by using Fenwick, I have never experienced problems, including the cold hardening the line.

Rod - I have been using Fenwick HMG 9ft, 5wt for 3 years in the Danish salt. That's roughly 100 fishing days a year - give or take. Same rod - no problem what so ever with the cork, in fact it's still in mint condition.
Those that know me will know how much I fish the salt so I can fully recommend that brand.
Scierra? Well, that's up to you. I have never tried any Scierra, so I can't help.

I have nothing to do with the company Fenwick but will never use another brand.

Ripley

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Mad Dog



Joined: 04 Apr 2006
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Location: Belgium

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for your insight Ripley! Actually I wasn't that much hyped by Scierra's "saltwater" denomination for their shooting head but well interested in the actual profile of the head which they claim to be optimized for sea trout fishing.

I agree with you that SWFF fishing with light rod is great fun even tough we need to carefully balance the length of the drill for a proper catch and release.

Fenwick rod are indeed of good quality.

Anyone has something else to add on the rod or SH?
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