I'm working on an article for the Spey Pages on this subject and was curious about the membership's experiences with line control issues surrounding various spey line designs. My own experiences suggest that the belief that line and fly control are superiour with long belly lines is largely a myth that has its roots in the days when shooting heads were backed by monofilament (which was not particularly useful for anglers who needed to mend their lines). Once upon a time I was of the view that you couldn't effectively control a fly with yards of running line between the rod tip and the head section of the line, but my experiments with a variety of shooting heads and shooting head-style lines the past two years has me looking back over some of my old posts on other BBs and shaking my head. I'm also wondering how much line control really is needed when swinging flies for anadromous species. What are your experiences with line control and various line styles?