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What is a shooting line and what are its applications?
Posted 18 October 2005 - 09:32 PM
Posted 18 October 2005 - 11:12 PM
With a 4 foot section of a 9" per second sink rate mini head kit I can shoot a big pike fly a country mile even in wind.
I started out shooting the entire mini head, which is like 9 foot. But after talking with Ridderbos I cut that down to a 4 foot section, a 3 foot and a 2 foot section. I also have another kit I'm doing in two 3 foot and a 2 and a 1 foot section.
I like it. I use a 9' leader looped to the sink tip mini kit and a mason single strand leader.
I'm throwing some flies for pike and bass that are bait fish patterns in 3/0 - 4/0 sizes.
It takes a little practice to get real accurate but, I have noticed that I have had no trouble laying a fly out regardless of wind or calmness.
I hope this helps.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 08:12 AM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:49 AM
I am still doing some experimenting and such but have found this a usefull tool when lake fishing for bass and pike with big flies.
The wind is really picking up outside. 15-20 mile an hour gusts with 5-10 sustained. I'll go out and give it a go and take some measurements.
I'll be out on the lake in a few hours so it will be nice to know too.
I'll compare the same head lengths too.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:28 PM
I am not the best caster either. I do like using the heads for the bait fish patterns I throw for pike and bass. It'll be nice next summer when they are hanging on the 8-15' drops.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:34 PM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:58 PM
If I get crazy enough, I might try this with my 8 weight for bass and Hybrids. Maybe tie up some thickly-tied clouser type thing with a rattle and try to catch some Musky this spring! I know Rattletraps are a VERY popular lure to use on Cave Run in the Spring. Gold Shiner and Firetiger.
Posted 20 October 2005 - 02:34 PM