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I´ve been fishing the entire season with the Ian Gordon 65´ heads, both for the 13 ftr and the 15ftr without any problems. Thinking about educating myself further by getting a longer head (for big rivers, but mostly, in all honesty, to play around with).

Since a 75´ head is *only* 10 ft longer than a 65´ head maybe I could go on directly to an 85´ head (such as the Carron 85´).

Is it really a must to go via the 75´? What say ye, long belly experts?
 

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Yes buy the 75ft head line then the 85ft Carron you know you need lots of lines.
 

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Willie Gunn said:
Yes buy the 75ft head line then the 85ft Carron you know you need lots of lines.
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But seriously, the almost scary and towering pile of lines on my desk is why I was thinking about this.
 

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I'd go right to the 85' one on the 15' rod; however, I'd not go beyond the 75' one with the 13' rod. Going over 75' belly on 13' rods is a lot of work, and usually a 13' rod with a longer belly line is being used on smaller rivers so it can have the lies covered without shooting line.
 

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flytyer said:
I'd go right to the 85' one on the 15' rod; however, I'd not go beyond the 75' one with the 13' rod. Going over 75' belly on 13' rods is a lot of work, and usually a 13' rod with a longer belly line is being used on smaller rivers so it can have the lies covered without shooting line.
Yeah, 65´ is enough for a 13ftr, I think. I actually use shooting heads as much as the ´65 Ian Gordon with my 13´ Norway. The 85´ is intended for the 15´,3" Kola.

An 85´ Carron 11/12 it is, then! :)
 
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