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by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

Hmmm, sorry, I don't agree .... I preferred the Barrio SLX #6 on the rod for both overhead and roll casting. Hi Mike, no need to disagree: ;) So my recommendation would be in the 6-7 wt. corner for the SLX-HT combination. Personally I would take the 7wt. here. But I could also think of the 6wt. for...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

What RIO LT would you suggest to that student? Just so we can have lines according to AFFTA standard in there too :D BTW. Loop opti stream is only 8-9,5 meters in the head, it's the stillwater that has the 10,8 Hi Lasse, I took the weight-length combis of the Opti Stillwater. Line's name was mixed ...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

Hi Bernd I'm lurking on this thread :ninja: The question is, does a high percentage of casters prefer (almost) the same line weight for the given rod? Does this include all levels of proficiency or just experienced casters? regards Vince Hi Vince, for me: Yes, as long as we talk about the same leng...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

Hi Ben ;) Sorry, there was a small bug in my last post. :blush: It should have been the 6wt. MED I prefer to have on the HT for the whole range of line lengths to be handeled while offering me the best feeling of rod-line corresponding. This thread to me wasn't about matching the rod to the line, bu...
by Bernd Ziesche
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

Hi Lasse, I didn't (mean to) say there is a definit fit for each rod in general. My experience is, that all fly fishermen in my lessons ended up choosing the same head weight on a specific rod in a specific situation using a specific fly to be cast. And that leads me to believe there is an avergae r...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

Hi Svend, I agree with most of your points. Actually, I know that all rods handle alot of different weights well, it's all down to casters capabilities and personel preference Hi Lasse, that kind of leads to a question: Can you recommend a shooting head weight to a fly fisherman asking you for help ...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

Svend wrote: i think that connecting intrinsic rod power to specific weights/lengths is absurd.
Cheers, Svend
Hi Svend :)
what do you think about this recommendation:
http://www.rioproducts.com/skin/summit/ ... 20Recs.pdf
Greets
Bernd
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

Hi Svend, I think we have to take into account some of these distance experts carry 28m MED in "high line speed" while others only carry 22m MED in lower line speed. They carry different weights in different line speeds though. If Steve Rajeff carries 28m MED in high line speed while using his small...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

So is the TCR5 really a six weight – you know, over here? Well that's where the arguments begin because who is to say what a 6 weight really is? Not I. It's up to the rod designer, who in this case is Jerry Siem. So the TCR5 is a 5-weight rod but the vast majority of anglers – especially those in t...
by Bernd Ziesche
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting heads
Replies: 107
Views: 38667

Shooting heads

Would we all prefer different weighted lines here? Or would we maybe all end up liking the same line - rod combination while having the same purpose? Not sure we would Bernd, why do you think this would be the case? Are you going tomake it over to Scotland for the gathering? Hi Ben, if not a high p...

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