Re: Rio Shooting Heads Nearly Three Times Overlined

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Posted by gs on 2018-05-08 16:14:46 in reply to Re: Rio Shooting Heads Nearly Three Times Overlined posted by Donald on 2018-05-08 15:39:18

Don't quote me but I think it has to do with time it takes to load 30 feet of line during a cast... Since we all want a 30 foot or shorter shooting head, the tempo of the cast needs to speed up. Therefore we need to have a lot of weight in our short (26-30 foot) shooting heads to properly load a rod.

If you look at a long belly line or a DT, the first 30 feet will be light... If you take that same longer headed line, and aeralize 55-60 feet of it (the total head weight), you'd have a similar weight (total grains) to our modern 30 foot heads.

Look at the "total head weight" of some longer bellied lines (Airflo river and stream or the rio gold) and the weights are pretty similar to the short 30 foot heads which we call "uplined". Those 8 weight versions are 50 foot heads and 300 -315 grains for the total head weight which would load most modern graphite rods.

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