Shooting linesWooosh!: Shooting lines are used with shooting heads and the setup is very popular with many saltwater and salmon anglers as well as steelheaders. This article tries to cover the different types of shooting or running lines available on the market and talk about their good and bad sides.
Read the article here
Baskets, trays, buckets
Line control: Sometimes you want to make sure that your line doesn't tangle and sometimes you want to make longer casts. A line or stripping basket, bucket or tray may be the solution. This article covers a bunch of types from rigid plastic buckets to ingenious contraptions with spikes and hooks.
More on stripping baskets here.
Listen up: A newly recorded podcast about distance casting and casting distance, made on the Danish coast by GFF partner Martin Joergensen who talks about casting while he fishes a bit. He also spends of time getting his dog under control (cows on the field behind them!) and loosing a fish.
So it sometimes goes.
Measure tape II
Flycasting: Jari Wiklund participated in the Danish Fly Casting Championships and finished second. Read his report from the event and his reflections about casting for the sake of casting and (almost) not a word about fishing. He quotes Lefty Kreh who said:
There is no disadvantage in being able to cast far
The measure tape
Shooting head talk
Better: In this article I will try to cover some advantages and disadvantages of the shooting head over the WF line, and I will thoroughly describe the way you can configure a good shooting head system for your rod. The article will teach you how to calculate, make and trim a shooting head. It will also tell you how to cast it - just on the introductory level.
Juro Mukai's shooting head setup
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