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Old 03-16-2004, 12:53 PM
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The other advantage to using shooting head with streamers is that a 30 ft sinking shooting head keeps the fly at a fairly consistent depth when you retrieve it. A floating line or a sinktip line does not do this, they move the fly up in the water column as you retrieve and in moving water this movement of the fly higher up the water colomn on a retrieve is even more pronounced.

To answer your question, I use shooting heads almost exclusively when trout or bass fishing.
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