Re: Which Running/Shooting Line do You Recommend?
Posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-03-15 16:53:25
in reply to Re: Which Running/Shooting Line do You Recommend? posted by Phil Ewanicki on 2013-03-15 15:36:40
The single greatest advantage of a mono shooting line is distance. So, it depends upon the casting requirement. I can easily toss a shooting head, coupled to a coated shooting line not over .030 in diameter, 90 feet. I use Custom Cut heads and heads/intermediate shooting line combos all the time and the greatest advantage is far fewer casting tangles and better line-handling.
Like I said, though, I use them all depending upon the situation. I almost always use a mono shooting line in lakes for trout, for example, but I sometimes use an integrated head if I only need a 90-footer or less.
I love tossing a floating shooting head with an intermediate .030 shooting line for lots of saltwater applications - like chasing breezing tuna. But, now that we have the RIO Outbound Short floater both in cold water and tropical - I really don need to use the true shooting head system anymore - unless I want to change line density using the same rod/reel.
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