These short shooting heads are ideally suited to the ”Scandi Style” technique with a short casting stroke. They are extremely easy to cast and give you the ability to lift sinking lines out of the water with ease and to fire accurate and effective casts from tight spots. The Compact lines are specialized tools for small to medium rivers or in slow flowing waters where a longer sinking head would be hard to lift out for a new cast.
Compact double hand lines are best suited for rods up to 14 feet. They are designed as a real shooting head, in a Triple-D configuration and with no back taper. All sinking lines have a 2 feet yellow back end for easier control and visibility when fishing. Lines are looped for easy and fast change. We recommend using a slick running line with the sinking lines, especially if you want to fish the fly as slow as possible. Due to the short head and the thin running line the water pressure won’t push the line around as fast as a longer head or, if a thicker running line was used. The floating heads will work well with our TSL running line that is tapered for a smoother energy transfer when casting.
|Model||Line Weight||Length||Sink Rate||Colour|
|F #7/8||28 grams / 432 grains||9-10 Meters / 29.5-33 Feet||Floating||Lichen Green|
|F #8/9||31 grams / 478 grains||9.2-10.3 Meters / 30-34 Feet||Floating||Lichen Green|
|F/H/S1 #7/8||28 grams / 432 grains||9-10 Meters / 29.5-33 Feet||Float/Hover/Sink 1||Fluro Yellow/Clear Blue|
|F/H/S1 #8/9||31 grams / 478 grains||9.2-10.3 Meters / 30-34 Feet||Float/Hover/Sink 1||Fluro Yellow/Clear Blue|
|I/S1/S2 #7/8||27 grams / 417 grains||9-10 Meters / 29.5-33 Feet||Intermediate/Sink 1/Sink 2||Fluro Yellow/Mint/Dark Grey|
|I/S1/S2 #8/9||30 grams / 463 grains||9.2-10.3 Meters / 30-34 Feet||Intermediate/Sink 1/Sink 2||Fluro Yellow/Mint/Dark Grey|
|I/S2/S3 #8/9||30 grams / 463 grains||9.2-10.3 Meters / 30-34 Feet||Intermediate/Sink 2/Sink 3||Fluro Yellow/Fudge Brown/Dark Grey|
* Lengths vary with density: Floating is the longest.
In this video Matt Hayes talks with Guideline Chief Product Designer, Leif Stävmo, about the unique features and where to use these short shooting heads. The COMPACT lines are specialized tools for fishing small to medium sized rivers or in slow flowing waters where a longer sinking head would be hard to lift out for a new cas. All the shooting heads are prelooped for easy and fast change.
COMPACT SHOOTI...In this video Matt Hayes talks with Guideline Chief Product De...