Hi Running Bear,I’ve made many single handed shooting heads from DTs usually 2 line sizes up, giving me maybe 8+ yards for streamer fishing, but after casting a OPST micro skagit at an expo last week I’m going to try something much shorter. Ive a DT12 I’m going to cut to fit a 7 or 8 weight rod and I’ll let you know how I get on.
What you plan to do is close to my plan.
I look forward to details of your tests.
Please describe tackle including rod rating, head profile, lenght and running line.
Your conclusions will be most helpful.