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I am fairly new to the world of spey casting/fishing. I purchased a Scott 1308 this winter and am using a windcutter 8/9/10. I would like to make some heads for it. Could someone advise me on where to cut the line to make a splice? Any advise on lengths of heads at various sink rates would be appreciated.
 

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WPK. If you have a floating windcutter you can do what I did. Simply measure back 15 feet from the tip, cut it and put in your own loops. many guys make their own loops but I have had no problems with just the regular cortland braided loops with shrink tubing. Put them on as the instructions say then super glue both ends of the shrink tubing.. I am sure there are better ways but I like things that are simple.
The length of sink tips you should make depend on where you fish. I'd recomment starting off with buying a 30 ft type 6 shooting head and making a 12 ft tip and an 18 ft tip. If you can afford more do the same with a 30ft type 3 shooting head. If you don't want to do that I recommend buying the premade tips from Rio.

An inexpensive way to go is to buy some LC13 (lead core)and just make a bunch of different lengths of tips with that. I suggest 12, 15 and 18 ft lengths of that..

It will also somewhat depend on what your rod will handle. Longer rods typically handle tips better.
 

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Thanks for the informative and clear instructions. I look foreward to trying your ideas.
 

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I don't mean to question your personal tastes, but I;d guess that the WC8/9/10 is a bit heavy for that rod. I found that the WC7/8/9 loaded it nicely, yet the rod still felt rather soft.

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Steve
 
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