Thursday, October 12, 2006

Shooting head testing continues

It's time to continue shooting head testing. I have made few Shooting heads for my 5 weight rod. There is a short floating line (about 7 meters or 23 feet of DT8F). It is good and easy to cast, but it is bit shorter than I like. So I have cheap DT7F that I try next. I also have fast sinking head made of old WF8 sink tip line and sinking one made of DT6S.

The question is: why to do this with relatively light 5 weight rod?
My answer: Why not? With DT7 head, I can cast streamers really well and my outfit is still light.

Have you made custom shooting heads?

From Shooting Heads


- Mike - said...

That's a really good idea. Always wondered if there was a better way to use streamers with a 5 weight. May have to give it a try next season.

opax said...


As you are interested in casting, I recommend that you give this a try. I found out that it is quite different to cast short shooting head than for example Rio Windcutter line. I like to cast with shooting heads but now I also like more casting DT lines (as opposite to shooting the line).