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Old 07-08-2003, 08:30 AM
Mattb Mattb is offline
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#1 - Would a line that had a solid running line color to indicate grains of the head, and a clear intermediate head be useful?

I've never really found the color change useful. It looks like I'm in the minority here, but I've always done it by feel, so I don't really pay any attention to the color change.

#2 - Would you buy it?

I wouldn't buy one just because of the color change.

#3 - Do you use lines with exchangable tips for striper fishing? Do you experience clotting of weeds, clunking of the loop thru the guides during the retrieve, running fish or during landing of fish?

I've never tried exchangeable tips for striper fishing, I've always just carried a spare spool. I guess it's just a matter of what you're used to- exchanging tips on the water always seemed like it'd be too much of a pain.

#4 - Would you prefer:

4a) 300 grain
4b) 325 grain
4c) 350 grain
4d) 375 grain
4e) 400 grain
4f) 425 grain

in the clear intermediate head?

375 or 400

#5 - Would you prefer:

5a) 24' head length (QD, Teeny)
5b) 26' head length (Rio Striper)
5c) 30' head length (Wulff Triangle Taper)
5d) longer head length


- most sinking heads have a very useful color change, ALL intermediates do not
This isn't entirely true. I have a Rio clear intermediate that has a band of discolored glow in the dark running line just behind the head. It may not be a color change per se, but it's effectively the same thing.

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