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Any one been playing around with these? Picked one up from Aaron this weekend to try on the steelhead specialist and was just amazed how well these cast. Been awhile since I have played around with shooting heads but these are truly fun to cast. Of course I had to butcher the line and loop it at 15', and with 10wt tips it was still turning over quite well. These cast so well as a floater I may have to use one this summer. Man, I sure wish they had these when I was splicing heads back in the day!!!

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Yep they are awesome. Kinda remind me of the new SA short head lines. I think you cast the 10/11 floater on the CND skagit at Aarons clave, sweet indeed! Love the way they come flying off the rod.

The 9/10 is really nice on my 1308 custom.


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That is right, I think that was what got my interest on these lines that was a sweet combo. With the 14'4" its casting more off the tip of the rod with the 10/11 head but when you hit it right she flies to the moon!

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Brian,
I am very interested in the Hardy lines. Was it the head with no running line or the whole line? I am looking for a floater for summer on my 1308 custom. If it turns tips over real well I would probaly pick one up for winter and chop it also.

Sean,
how does the Hardy compare to the SA short head? Do you have a preference.

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Kevin


This is just the head, Its about 50' for the 10/11. You might want to try the 9/10 with that rod? I do believe that the head lengths go down abit when you drop a line size. Best way to find out how you like is to show up on saturday at the river and ask Aaron for a test drive.

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i've got my line last summer and it is an awesome SH. I have the floater with sinktip 9/10wt, the head is about 38ft or 12,5m.
I also use it with fenwick 12ft sinking leaders. and is a great combo if i need to get deep in the water.
I am using this on my 13ft gem 9/10wt, but i tried the same head on my Loomis trilogy 13ft 7/8 and it pushed out a lot of shootingline with ease.
 

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Shotgunner

No I am not refering to the mach 1 line, that line is pretty similar to the windcutter and other lines in that catagorie. These are shooting heads and I believe the core is either braided mono or solid mono, all I know is its about impossible to splice into.

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shotgunner

The lines that Highlander 2 refers to are called a Salmon /Steelhead Shooting Taper.
They come in three sizes 8/9 wt 336grains @ 39 FT, 9/10 wt 410 grains @ 41 FT and at10/11 wt. 635grains @ 46 FT.

I have yet to really got in to the testing but like what I see and how they cast.

Tapers are just a tad shy of the Mach 1’s


Boy so many toys and not enough time to play with them alll.



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highlander2, thanks for the core info. i'm thinking that the mach one likely is the same material. my first post was just seconds after yours, so missed your reply.

contemplating a mach 1 and wondering on the loop splicing viability.

speybum, i did notice the lengths posted seemed short. first i have seen mention of these.......interesting, for sure.

thanks, SG
 
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