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Old 02-25-2013, 08:44 AM
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Modern shooting/running line which has historically been thin monofilament and didn't break the water tension (theoretically) is now being made hollow so that it will float even better.
Okay, so perhaps a bad example. But what about something like triangle taper of ambush which roll casts better than full float line?
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Okay, so perhaps a bad example. But what about something like triangle taper of ambush which roll casts better than full float line?

I can't answer that. I don't have any experience with ambush lines and when it comes to two-handed, I'm using skagit heads.
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Ambush lines are another form of a Skagit line. It is short, heavily weighted head with an integrated running line. It is an option, just make sure you're matching the grains of the skagit "B" column with the Ambush grain weight, not the line weight number. I'm new too. I've settled on Scandi for smaller, lighter flies that I want to fish in or just under the film. A Skagit for bigger flies to fish deeper. I'll wait until I have a couple of casts mastered with these heads and then concern myself with other lines.
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Default Re: after much decision...echo I went

I'm quite late to this thread and don't know if the OP will come back to read but.....Mac has pretty much laid things out for the rod in question. I can't comment much because I have no 2 hand rods that short or light.

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Just an update...I bought a 4 wt. Deer Creek 11' switch rod this past spring and going with the recommendation of the local rep, I put a 7wt. (275gr. +/-) Ambush line on it. I loved it out of the box. Haven't tried any tips on it...maybe T-6 (?) if they make it...but it likes polyleaders--even the fast sinking ones.
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