Needed for a weekend: Rio 11-wt. Shooting Heads - Fly Fishing Forum
Lines, Loops and Leaders Line / Leader Recipes, Loops, Splices, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-01-2004, 11:08 AM
flyfisha1's Avatar
flyfisha1 flyfisha1 is offline
Marine Scientist
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NYC, South Jersey, Eastern PA
Posts: 1,080
Needed for a weekend: Rio 11-wt. Shooting Heads

Is anyone willing to let me borrow their 11-wt. shooting heads (28') for a weekend? I'm trying to determine if the 10-wt. heads are too light to load my 1208-4; so far, it sure seems like it. I'd be willing to pay shipping both ways, and of course would take extremely good care of the lines while casting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-02-2004, 10:39 PM
hnl hnl is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: S.E.Florida
Posts: 81
I have a Rio shooting head, 11wt 30ft (there is no 28ft Rio) Inter 333 grains AquaLux (clear). Triple nail knot loop. Tried casting with it once - probably 3 casts - hated it. My first attempt with shooting head - will never try again. Will sell for $15 and I will pay for shipping. This makes more sense than borrowing. It will cost you $8 in postage to borrow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-03-2004, 05:47 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,585
Sounds like a deal... I'll take it if you don't.

Hnl - I would venture to guess that you hated the line because you cast it like a regular fly line. With a shooting head one can not allow the release of running line into the cast until the very last backcast before your final forward stroke. If you do the thin running line will not be able to turnover the head and things will come apart at the seams loop wise.

If it's 333 grains it's light for the Atlantis at 30ft but might make a good chop n' splice line for something I am doing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-03-2004, 10:04 AM
flyfisha1's Avatar
flyfisha1 flyfisha1 is offline
Marine Scientist
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NYC, South Jersey, Eastern PA
Posts: 1,080
hnl - I'll be more than happy to take you up on that offer (to buy the line); please PM me details on how you'd like to receive payment and we can go from there.
Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-03-2004, 01:26 PM
Eddie Eddie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Portland, ME.
Posts: 1,586
i have that rod, and i liked a 250gr. head on it. at first it feels as if it is not loaded up, but it is at the tip.
have you tried different teeny lines on it to see what grain weight you like on the rod?
i suppose it would also depend on what flies you were casting.
__________________
One cast can change your day...maybe your life.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-03-2004, 06:02 PM
flytyer flytyer is offline
Pullin' Thread
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: NW Washington
Posts: 3,346
Chris,

The 1208 works well with a saltwater taper of 13 wt., so I think you're not even going to be close with an 11 wt shooting head. Keep in mind that 2-hand rods designed for spey lines are moving and casting a lot of wt, even in the light line sizes like your 1208. A Scandanavian head in 7/8 or 8/9 cut back to 37 or so feet should work and might be the best way to go.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SHOOTING TAPER HEADS & THEIR RUNNING,(SHOOTING), LINES flywriter Lines, Loops and Leaders 4 01-12-2010 06:33 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)