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    Default Running Line

    Thinking of getting a wee shooting head system made up to make it easier to cast with in the heavy autumn waters.
    Any body got any info on whats the best running line for shooting purposes and hend lining etc.

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    This link should provide the sort of information you're looking for -

    http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/shootingheads/

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    Default Excellent read Lighthouse.

    And 'dead on.' This typ of line config. called shooting head systems, Scandie's, Skagit heads, etc., are very common in the PNW with 2-hander rod fishing. Most of our rivers, especially in the winter, are big, fast moving and can be pretty deep as well.

    These types of systems (you's pays your money and takes your pick) will handle very heavy sinking head systems, zip them out and actually allow you to get deep enough to reasonably fish. And you have to see the size of the fly's we use to really get the feel of why a 600 grain head. (Insert a hook into a full bird and let "fly.")

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/...&condition=and
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    Once you've 'had a go' and mastered the basics of making a customized shooting head then this article extends the possibilities - Global Flyfisher is a great site!

    http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/juro.htm

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    cromie,there are certain situations that a shooting head is the line you must use,sorry but that's the truth.

    jim
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    not if you have cromie's casting ability jim

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    cromie,i don't like shooting heads.but there are certain times that a shooting head is the line of choice.who says that the shooting head you used was set up properly,as that is vitally important.and i mean "vitally"

    jim
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    really.ok.

    jim
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    Cromie i love your enthusiasum (sp?)but if you know the answers to the questions posed then please answer if not then don't and just read the threads as you will learn far more.

    Having never fished large rivers for salmon i can't answer this.

    WCB

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    i'm no expert but the smoothest and stiffst running line i haev came across is the yellow guideline stuff. worth a look, i saw it in GAC when i was over.

    Cromie just because a shooting head is not required at the waterworks does not mean it is useless everywhere. you have never fished the 'heavy autumn waters' the poster speaks of and you have no idea about scottish rivers. sometimes a shooting head is essential if there is no back cast and you are not into spey casting. It is also an invaluable set up for heavy tube flies. again something you know nothing of.

    btw you are a very patient man jim.

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