Published Dec 14. 2021 - 1 month ago

Shooting heads design for speycasting

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Hello,
Your blog is very good, even for the articles published a very long time ago this is a synthetic value still valid.
I have a question concerning the shooting lines for fly fishing salmon with 2 hands rod.
When preparing a practical overview for my salmon fly fishing club to adapt shooting heads configurations for 2 hands I have used the Hazel DVD Advanced spey (2008). They have an interesting method for the configuration of fly lines.
1) The shooting is always floating (to build the D loop loading the rod)
2) The length of the shooting is around 2.4 x length of the rod
3) The weight of the shooting is in accordance with the loading weight of the road
4) The length of the polyleader + tippet is 1.5 x length of the rod
So my job is to provide recommendations to choose which ACE floating shooting lines can be ordered and cut to get the perfect match weight / length for rods from 10,5 foot to 14 foot and 6 to 10 line.
The problem is the new profile of shooting lines does not fit the homogeneous lines used 15 years ago. The new shooting lines have a so called “sliding density”, the weight is supposed to be concentrated on the tip. In reality this is not true, making recommendations to cut the ACE shooting line a nightmare.
Do you have alternative suggestions such as shooting lines available by length, rolls of shooting lines etc..
Thank you in advance

Jean-Claude
Paris

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