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Shooting Head Definition

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Shooting Head Definition

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Post by Barrio » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:18 am

What is your definition of a "Shooting Head"?
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Post by Ré_ » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:43 am

Head attached to a fairly thin running line. Although SA Streamer Express and other Teeny-type line can have fairly thick running lines and still qualify for being an integrated shooting head.

The more interesting question is: What is the difference between a WF and a shooting head-shooting line combo?

Maybe higher weight of the head for the given line class, shorter carries and long shooting makes a shooting head (system).

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:58 am

Hi Mike

The lego version of a wf, you can build to your own preferences :cool:

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Post by Ben_d » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:30 am

A head is something that is trimmed to fit and attached to a low mass shooting line. Lasses def is good, lego WF, I like that!

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Post by Hamish » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:19 am

Lasse Karlsson wrote:Hi Mike

The lego version of a wf, you can build to your own preferences :cool:

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Now that is just a cracking definition..... :worthy:
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Post by Svend » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:48 am

Hamish wrote:
Lasse Karlsson wrote:Hi Mike

The lego version of a wf, you can build to your own preferences :cool:

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Now that is just a cracking definition..... :worthy:
That's the best definition i've ever heard too.


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Post by Barrio » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:05 pm

Lasse Karlsson wrote:Hi Mike

The lego version of a wf, you can build to your own preferences :cool:

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Lasse
Nice, I like it :)

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Post by Marc Fauvet » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:21 pm

hey Mike !
it's the loop connection between the head and shooting line that defines it for me. (as explained by Bernd during a shooting head course in Spain a few years back :cool: )
otherwise, (with a spliced or whatever permanent connection) it's a WF whose running/shooting line may vary in choice: nylon, braid, coated core, etc.

"Integrated Shooting Heads" is a stupid marketing term that makes no sense...

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Post by Ré_ » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:47 pm

Marc Fauvet wrote:
"Integrated Shooting Heads" is a stupid marketing term that makes no sense...

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marc
It is very far from being a marketing term. I think it comes from the evolution of these lines: the basic idea of the Teeny lines were to melting the joints of a sinking shooting head and a floating running line.

How would you call a line that has a 8-9 meter fast sinking head and a floating running line and the headweight is 300 grains suggested to use on an 8wt rod? Sink tip? That is definitely not a sink tip for me. Sinking line? No way.

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:42 pm

Marc Fauvet wrote:hey Mike !
it's the loop connection between the head and shooting line that defines it for me. (as explained by Bernd during a shooting head course in Spain a few years back :cool: )
otherwise, (with a spliced or whatever permanent connection) it's a WF whose running/shooting line may vary in choice: nylon, braid, coated core, etc.

"Integrated Shooting Heads" is a stupid marketing term that makes no sense...

cheers,
marc
Hi Marc

So a DT with loops at both ends is really just a long shootinghead named wrongly :yeahhh:

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