Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: West Seattle, WA
Snowbee Scandi head question
I've got the 44' 370gr Scandi head for my new, beloved Torridge. My question is about the taper--it seems "backwards" to me, in that the thickest part of the head is closer to the running line than the leader, and the leader end seems awfully long and thin until it thickens up. But from what I can determine from the specs on Snowbee's website, the front taper is 10' long, and the rear taper is so short they don't even indicate one. I paced off the front taper, and it seems right (10').
I've found that while spey casting (though at my level, it's really "spey" casting) on a river, this head will turn over a long leader, or a 10' fast-sink poly-leader and heavy fly no problem. But when I over-head, the front end collapses, that is, there doesn't seem to be enough energy to turn the whole thing over.
Of course, the operator could refine his technique and solve this problem, but
I'm tempted to turn the head around and try over-heading that way. Any thoughts?