If you fish shooting heads you probably have a favorite. The one that has dialed in your two-hander and turned your blobs loops into lasers. Matching the taper, grain weight and head length to your rod, and fitting it to the fishing conditions and your preferences can take a bit of tinkering, but when you get it.. man o' man. It's a game changer! You are making casts where you need to, your confidence goes way up and your getting the fly where it needs to be.
We have a few favorites of our own. In the PNW Winter Steelhead game, Skagit is king. We love both the Skagit Compact from Airflo and Skagit Extreme from SA. The are both powerful and effortless if lined correctly with the rod of choice. It can make a long day of pulling heavy T-Tips out of the troughs and blasting 80 footers to the crease far less of a task. Don't get us wrong, we love traditional spey lines, but shooting heads rule on smaller coastal rivers, for turning over big flies and their versatility in variable flows is unmatched. The right shooting head can make a long week of searching for chrome seem much more manageable and productive.
On Monday, 6/16, we will be offering 100 shooting heads of your choice from Airflo Fly Lines and Scientific Anglers. Skagits, Switch heads and Scandi's will be available when you contribute to the Our Two Hands Kickstarter Campaign at the 150.00$ level. The prize package includes a copy of the DVD, a Thank You in the films credits, a code to participate in an exclusive pre-screening of the film and special access to a password protected Kickstarter Backer Only content site. The site will feature unreleased content, original music downloads, interviews with the film's characters and product giveaways throughout the project.
If you know you need a new line, or are new to the spey game we are happy to direct you to whichever line may fit you and your rod best. Please don't be a stranger. No question is a dumb question. Ask us which line is right for you and we can match up your rod with the right grain weight and taper. Check our Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Blood & Guts for the link to the Kickstarter Campaign on Monday, 6/23. These will go quick!
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