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Guideline Power Taper Triple-D Shooting Head

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Guideline's world-famous, market-leading shooting head concept has undergone its most substantial improvement ever. They are proud to introduce the new TRIPLE-D concept with advanced taper and density design. These heads will ensure a fishing and casting experience that’s second to none. We challenged our line manufacturer to the limits of technology and beyond, ending up with totally new types of tapers and lines that take sinking line fishing to another dimension. The revolutionary breakthrough lies in the combination of the different densities throughout the line, yet incorporating smooth, continuous transitions between each of the sink rates. This in turn ensures maintained balance in the loop while casting and gives improved depth control through the difference in sink rates along the line.

The improved tapers make these lines extremely easy to handle both when overhead or spey casting. Weight distribution has been moved backwards creating a smooth, controlled turnover with both mono and poly leaders and a variety of fly sizes. The concentration of weight in the back make the lines extremely easy to cast, with the rod loading instantly even with little line behind the rod in the D-loop. Because of this new type of taper, TRIPLE-D lines can be cut 1-2 grams lighter in weight than our classic POWER TAPER heads while still maintaining the same rod load and power in the cast. The longer, thinner tips will cut through both wind and water layers with ease, resulting in long casts and accurate depth control during fishing.

Features:

• Improved balance of the energy transfer in the loop.
• Longer, lighter tips create longer and more controlled casts.
• Improved rod load through further improvement of the world-leading POWER TAPER profile.
• Significantly improved and more balanced turnover with both mono and poly leaders.
• TRIPLE-D lines feature more buoyant back ends for easier lift-off from the water.
• The TRIPLE-D concept improves control of depth and speed during fishing.
• Lines are marked with density and line weight.
• Factory-looped front ends for easy attachment of leaders.

 

FLOAT/HOVER/INTERMEDIATE

A line for the upper water levels fisherman. The H/I density in the first 2/3’s of the line will position your fly just below the surface if fished with a mono or fluorocarbon leader. The floating back portion of the line will help controlling fly speed as well as making mending and lift-off a lot easier than with a line that is fully submerged in the water. Sink Rate 30 sec./meter.

FLOAT/INTERMEDIATE/SINK2

The Float/Intermediate/Sink2 line covers a very important level of water, just a little deeper than the Float/Hover/Intermediate line and this one still offers the option to work the floating back part of the line nicely, to control fly angle and speed through the water. 
Sink Rate 13 sec./meter.

HOVER/INTERMEDIATE/SINK3

Lets you fish your flies in the mid-water range with full control of the speed throughout the swing, due to the more buoyant Hover back end. This will also ensure that you can fish your fly to the dangle without annoying snags midway into the line when the current speed drops during the end of the swing.
Sink Rate 10 sec./meter.

INTERMEDIATE/SINK2/SINK4

Possibly the most versatile line in the range. A favorite among Guideline testers, both for its great casting performance, as for the way this line fishes in the water. Gives you a feeling of hitting a depth that will be putting the fly within perfect reach of an aggressive salmon during fishing in many varied pool structures. 
Sink Rate 8 sec./meter.

SINK1/SINK3/SINK5

Fishing harder, stronger flowing rivers or trying to get the fly down that bit extra in a medium deep pool? This line will do the job and has also proven itself to be a really easy one to cast, both for accuracy and distance. Should be one of your main lines in the shooting head wallet. Versatile in a multitude of situations.
Sink Rate 6,5 sec./meter.

SINK2/SINK4/SINK6

Heading into the deep water fishing range, the unique Triple Density construction will bring the front of this line right down to the fish, while the back end will balance the line and make it easier to handle both during the cast, during fishing and during the lift-off from the water. It really does help eliminating snags in the later part of the drift to, due to the steeper sinking angle of the line. 
Sink Rate 5,5 sec./meter.

 

Type Length (Uncut) Weight
#8/9 13.5 Meters / 44 Feet 35 grams / 540 grains
#9/10 13.5 Meters / 44 Feet 39 grams / 602 grains
#10/11 13.5 Meters / 44 Feet 44 grams / 679 grains

 

 


Product Videos

POWER TAPER TRIPLE-D. GUIDELINE PRODUCT VIDEO 05:17

Watch Matt Hayes talk with Guideline Chief Product Designer, Leif Stävmo, about the project development and unique features of these original Triple Density shooting heads. When we introduced the first true Triple Density lines back in 2010, it was a real breakthrough in modern fly line design. We had finally made a unique taper with continuous transition in each of the sinking rates. Customize the length to your needs and you have a shooting heads that gives you great balance, long casts and improved depth control. The Triple-D is still one of our most popular lines and the performance it yet to be matched

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