I've used it on a scan head that was cut back pretty far, but I lost that head to the Skykomish Gods. It worked out to about to about 15 feet of floating, 15 foot compensater and ten foot tips of T-14, type 8, 6, etc. It worked really well and with a shorter tip, turn over was a snap. Kind of hoping this summer when the water drops a bit, I might get it back. I think for the short game, something like 15 of floating, 12.5 feet of compensater and 12.5 foot tips would have been really nice to work. Cutting heads and line is such a big experiment though. Like rods, what may work for one person, may not work for another. And when you change waterways, I have to start over at the fine tuning game.