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Old 07-06-2005, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Unintentional curve casts with shooting heads

Doug, I was using that rod for all this because I have the shooting line on my Colorado 2 reel to be used mostly for the nymphing techniques advocated by Joe Humphreys, where the weight of the shot provides the projectile weight. This is the heaviest rod I've got until I reach my nine wts. I have an old 6wt dt aircell, but I think it would need 40' of it to load this rod. It really does take about 45' of wf5f to load it. I guess I could cut the front taper off of it to make it heavier per its length.

I wasn't releasing any line until the final forward cast, as the backcast would drop or overload the rod too greatly.

I need to get a 7wt I guess, oh well, add it to the list.
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