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Firstly, this is my first thread on this board, so hello all , nice forum you have here.

To the thread subject - The head weights for the above seem very heavy in relation to the AFFTA short head standards eg

mastery s/h tips #9 726 gns ( affta standard 600 gns)

"""""""""""""""""""" 10 859 "" """"""""""""""""""""" 680 """"

The mastery weghts obtained from the fly fish shop

So what's going on
Steve
 

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http://www.flyfishusa.com/lines/sa-spey-line-specifications.htm#Multi-Tip

Look at above . 726 gr is the weight of the head + running line.
The Head only ( with floating tip ) is 600 gr.
However when you change the tip form floating ( 94 gr) to sink any sink tip ( 160 gr) the total weight of the head goes up to 666 gr.
In such instance you can pull the line inside tip top, to bring the weight to ca 600. The SH has a quite long rear taper, I belive ca. 10'.
casting floater can be done with entire rear taper out, while
with a sink tip it is probable better to pull a good amount of rear taper inside the guides.

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Head length and weight with a tip attached:
#6 50' 481-grains
#7 52' 538-grains
#8 54' 646-grains
#9 56' 726-grains Multi-Tip Line Specifications
#10 58' 859-grains

thanks for you response martin, looking at the spec s you refer to your obviously right. i was referring to the above which comes from the same site, any one know what they refer to? , total weight inc running line? it seems likely to mislead, AFFTA specify spey headweights include from the tip to the end of the rear taper.

Steve
 
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