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Old 05-16-2017, 09:57 PM
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Default Re: Loading the rod

For fishing in surf consider sinking line. Loads rod, thinner diameter cuts through wind.
Lines made with short heads (same weight as long heads) are made for quick loading for short or medium lenght casts. Long heads for medium to long casts. Each is a compromise in a different way. Yes short heads can make a long cast. But as distance increases accuracy decreases. Long heads can make a short cast. But unless one has the skill to do so, they will suffer trying.
You might consider making up your own fly line. My favorite rod is a 7w Sage XP. Possibly so because of the range of possible cast. This comes from a shortened clear intermediate 10w head. Half of which outside of tip will lay down a soft 20' cast. Or all outside the tip.... spliced to 5w running line. Will throw line into backing with short stroke. No hauling or play out more line.
Takes a little time to fashion such. Shortening head by small increments until right weight is reached. Though well worth the time.

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