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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-05-2001, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: speycasterDate: 9/5/2001 6:50 AM
Does anybody know the specifications - grain weight and length - of the shooting heads used in the Scandinavian underhand cast system. I'm trying to make one for the 14' 9 weight T&T, but the specs for even an 8 or 10 weight would be a good start.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-05-2001, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: storlaksDate: 9/5/2001 8:26 AM
Hi Speycaster,

The most used and prefered Shooting head used in Scandinavia is the
Guideline Power Taper. I have one. Depending on the density of line you
require they come in different lenghts. i.e. The floating is 14m long
whereas the sinking is 13m(I think) They are superb shooting heads. I
purcahsed a #12 for my T&T 15ft (9-10)this year but I think is slightly too
heavy, probably the #11 would have been better suited.

The other one which is becoming very popular is the Loop SHs. These are very
similar in profile and being designed by Loop would definately be an
excellent product. I don't have personal experience of these however.
You may find more information on these on the Loop web site.

As for the Guideline PT these are only available in Scandinavia so you need
to find a retailer in Norway or Sweden that will send one to you.
There is a catalogue called Sportfiske that includes all these lines, but
I'm not sure where you can get one. I picked one up in Norway when I was
fishing this year. It's in Norwegian though.

Hope this info is usefull to you.

regards

John.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Steven MDate: 9/6/2001 4:06 AM
Hi again John,
 
I think that I'm correct in saying that the Guideline shooting heads are made in the USA, but I don't think that they are sold there? Used to be available from one source in the UK, but haven't seen them advertised recently.
 
Rio (used to?) sell a Scandinavian shooting head, which was 14 metres long. However, I suspect that this was not a first preference for American anglers: perhaps Simon G can indicate whether it is still available?
 
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