Originally Posted by silver creek
Wouldn't those be "long belly" WF fly lines and not DT lines?
Scientific Angler says their distance line has a 'long taper' which appears to also be a compound taper on their line profile image.
Barrio prefers their distance lines configured as I mentioned be called 'longhead' rather than longbelly' for reasons unknown to me.
Rio calls theirs a long head line.
Airflo mentions a long head on theirs.
The fact these lines teminate into a thin running line tells me they are WF lines.
Originally Posted by Diver Dan
One more thing, more carry does not mean more distance. I have video of my friend Bill doing a 90' carry with a 3 wt. I wish he would let me post. He Carries 100' with no problem with a 5 wt. line. It's cool to do, but the trick to getting more distance is not in the amount you carry but the line speed when you shoot. Higher speed means more distance.
For mere mortals it appears distance is gained with a combination of both long carry and shooting.
I can't envision someone who can carry only a relatively small amount of line shooting 50-60' on the final cast to cast 100'+ and I also can't picture carring only the amount of line you'll end up with and not taking advantage of the extra distance shooting line at the end of the cast will gain you.