Hy there all,
First off all I would like to say that I'm from Holland so I'm not a native english speaker.
I would like to tell you from what position I'm starting. I'm not a newbee in flyfishing, but I'm still wet behind the ears concerning Doublehanded flyfishing.
Since I live near the sea and there are not many nice rivers where I live I'm focussing the last couple of years on saltwater flyfishing.
Up untill now I'm flyfishing of the dykes (no not on my wooden shoes) and beaches with a #8 and #11 single handed rod. Because I want to cover as much water as possible and with as less affort as possible I bought a Double handed rod (TFO 12'6" #8). I think this is a nice rod to start with.
Currently I'm practicing with a Sage Single Handed WF11 preformance taper on my double hander, but the rod feels a bit underloaded. So I'm looking for a good line. A BIG problem is that I can't see what I should buy. The only line manufacturer that gives a bit information is RIO
, but still this is not sufficient enough to make a decision. An another problem is that almost none of the Dutch wholesalers have DH lines in stock to try.
I've got a couple of demands for my line and maybe somebody can give me some advice or better direct me to info concerning my problem.
Use: cold water
Casting : overhead
I would like to shoot a lot of line, because on the dykes there is not much space for a backcast (you know the windmills and stuff). Is there something as a shooting head for DH and is it wise to start with as a newbee.
I would also like to have a multitip with at least an intermediate and a slow/fast sinking line
Thanks in advance,