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Old 03-28-2009, 08:26 PM
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Default Rio Floating Shooting Head Line

Hey guys just got a new 8 Weight for some Bass Fishing and trying to find a good line without paying an arm and a leg. Found a fairly cheap line and just wondering if anyone had any knowledge about it. Its RIO FLOATING SHOOTING HEAD line. Any one ever heard of it?
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:38 PM
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Is it an entire line or just a shooting head? Even if it's just the head, attach it to some running line which is quite inexpensive and have at it! When you need to get to different depths and when your pockerbook allows, just buy more heads.
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Default Re: Rio Floating Shooting Head Line

this is the first time i've heard of shooting heads, so sorry to merge from the main subject, but is the main point of shooting heads just to use a heavier line for (what i got out of what i read) more momentum to cast farther?
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this is the first time i've heard of shooting heads, so sorry to merge from the main subject, but is the main point of shooting heads just to use a heavier line for (what i got out of what i read) more momentum to cast farther?
They do shoot farther than conventional lines but the big thing is that you can swap out heads to reach different water depths. They come anywhere from full floaters to dredgers. Some folks just carry the other heads in a wallet and change them out as needed.
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You don't want to be using a shooting head system for bass fishing
Shooting heads are for distance casting
Bass fishing is all about accuracy and shooting heads don't allow for in-close work that's needed to do the job.
You want either a regular weight forward line or a specialized 'bass taper'

If you can find an SA Headstart line in an 8wt... get that
Because they're beginners lines they have an aggressive taper similar to a bass taper.... cheap too
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Default Re: Rio Floating Shooting Head Line

Good advice, Rip Tide.
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Default Re: Rio Floating Shooting Head Line

SA also offer their "species specific" lines under the "professional series." those who have been fishing a bit will know the name "air cel." in that species specific series, there is the bass taper air cel. i imagine it would be around the same price range and SA makes good lines. they also offer a "bass bug" line in their mastery series but it's at the standard price for premium lines.

a shooting head line is "cheap" because it's only part of the entire line. and yeah, it's designed more for distance casting.

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Default Re: Rio Floating Shooting Head Line

Oh... wow wasn't thinking there guys thanks! ha I'll check that out! Thanks guys!
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Default Re: Rio Floating Shooting Head Line

I just looked up the Headstart line
Not the 'deal' that they once were...they use to be cheap, not anymore.

I use the Cortland 333 Pro Bass myself, long lasting, casts great.
$37 retail
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That is a good catch on where he using the line, Riptide!
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