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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2010, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wich AFS Shooting for Solstice 13'4"?

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For CND Solstice 13'4" rod, wich weight can you recomending to me?

AFS Shooting Head RIO Spey 6/7 S1 400 Gr?

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AFS Shooting Head RIO Spey 7/8 S1 460 Gr?

I would not charge too much or too low this rod.

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This may not be of any help, but...

Which weight shooting head one likes on a given rod is a personal thing and has to do with one's casting style/ability and how deep one likes the rod to load.

For me the 6/7 AFS would be my choice for that rod. That being said you may find the 7/8 more to your liking. There only way to really know is to try them both and see which weight works the best for "you".

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Which weight shooting head one likes on a given rod is a personal thing and has to do with one's casting style/ability and how deep one likes the rod to load.
For me the 6/7 AFS would be my choice for that rod. That being said you may find the 7/8 more to your liking. There only way to really know is to try them both and see which weight works the best for "you".
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Change the questions:
-For a initiated in spey, should be adequate a shooting 7/8?
-Accept without fatige a shooting 7/8 or 470 gr This rod?

(excuse my English!)

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It depends a bit on how you are going to use it. If it is floating line work with light flies, the full length of the taper is fine. If you are going to use it with polyleaders, fast sink and extra fast, you will need to cut the taper back to get decent turnover. The same would be true with bigger flies. For example, cutting the AFS 7/8 back 7' from the tip gives a line that will be about the same weight as the full 6/7 and much better turn over.

You will probably find that you prefer a lighter load, as your casting improves, at least I have.

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be or not to be...

Guys:

Thank you very much for the replies, helped me make a decision.
At least I understand now that the answer is very personal!

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It depends a bit on how you are going to use it. If it is floating line work with light flies, the full length of the taper is fine. If you are going to use it with polyleaders, fast sink and extra fast, you will need to cut the taper back to get decent turnover. The same would be true with bigger flies. For example, cutting the AFS 7/8 back 7' from the tip gives a line that will be about the same weight as the full 6/7 and much better turn over.

You will probably find that you prefer a lighter load, as your casting improves, at least I have.

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