New Guideline Line

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golfman65

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#18
Poppy, Pan..anyone....

I had an older guideline intermediate head...loved it but could only fish small flies and it was a long lift to get it out of the water and cast...sometimes...like most of the time you had to lift, cast downstream and then lift and cast...

I have seen the new skagit comp. didn't really look at the scandi ones...and the one pan shows it pretty interesting as well...but not sure of guidelines weights as that seems damn light for each rod recommendation...even going with the 30gr less I normally use...

So is the intermediate head supposed to that light? Is ANYONE fishing any of these heads???

I was considering digging around for my old one as nothing swung so nice in the cold of winter waters as that line...

Thanks
 

shotgunner

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#19
The Guideline heads are a simple adjust to personal prefs.. Google up their site, click on Power Tapers in left hand collum. Scroll down towards bottom watching for the 'Calculator' which can be set for standard measurments. Play with it a couple minutes and all will be clear. Basically if you need or desire a shorter heavier head you just start with a heavier line class and trim from the rear to the target weight. There is no rear taper to worry about on the cut to length / weight or RTG. Just strip a little coating and tie a loop in core.. loop head on run line.. go cast - fish.

The heads Pan linked in this thread have been available a couple years. TripleD = Triple Density. RTG is 'Ready To Go' which is same head only factory looped. The earlier RTG were in older dual density format.. now they have been updated to TripleD.

Factory loops are overated, they limit your length & weight options. I've yet to install a fancy finished loop in the tail on any of mine, always good intentions but never seems to happen. Many fish watch it go by slack jawed ..in disbelief of my slacker rigging.
 
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golfman65

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#21
would any of you pick the guideline over the skagit comp. line or visa versa?

shotgunner, the one nice thing about guideline is you can weld loops on it so easy and they hold well...
 

shotgunner

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#23
golfman, thats what I see & hear ..I'm just lazy. Pretty sure they're built by Airflo so stands to reason. Got a friend who tells me he can get the kit together on the cheap so might be trying it.

..still just a rat in the cage.. that it?

Pan, you got the link nailed fine.
 

shotgunner

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#25
Pan, you are on the money.. your last post prompted me to squint hard and give the spec tables a long look. I jumped early to conclusion.. the wrong one. Should have took that long look before posting. Sorry I doubted you. Good work keeping the facts straight.

Brian