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#1 Gopher

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:58 PM

Hey,

So I just bought a new rod and reel, and I want to buy some new line. I am thinking of buying a cortland line system that has the 4 interchangable tips. Has anybody used it.

I have used the cortland interchangable line on a 4 weight rod, but this is for my 6 weight.

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Graham

#2 Joe Hard

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 07:58 AM

It seems like a good idea, I have never used one. I like to travel light when I fish. The line system you mentioned would be alot lighter than extra spools.
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#3 Sean Juan

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 10:09 AM

Sounds like a Shooting Head system. I use a very similar system for most of my fishing but I made it myself and balanced it for my rods.

I haven't seen the Cortland one but I'd be shy about buying it unless I could test it on a rod of similar action. Like my shooting head for my baby 9wt Sage Xp is much longer than the one I put together for the wife's St Croix since its a slower rod.

With most lines you can make the adjustments on the fly but with a SH you NEED to have the hinge outside the rod tip and if it gets too far things can get dicey. Ideally you make ONE back cast One forward cast with a double haul and chuck that puppy.
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