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Old 03-22-2013, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: Spey line for 11'-3" rod

If you really need to form small d-loops based off of limited back cast room, you really should be thinking of using a very short (20 foot) Skagit shooting head along with your preferred running/shooting line (100 feet) plus whatever tip you need (10 feet).

The Skagit style head is the easiest to learn with. A lot of grain mass is concentrated in such a short head which means easier d-loop management.

The three most popular shorter Skagit heads for switch rods are Rio Skagit Short, Airflo Skagit Compact, and Beulah Tonic.

Dennis

Edit: If you want to get a better understanding for Spey lines and heads, read this article by Simon Gawesworth. It may refer to Rio lines and heads, but the concepts work for all makes and models.

http://www.rioproducts.com/skin/summ...nes%202013.pdf
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