New line

quilbilly

Big Time Hater
#1
Looking for a new line for my CND Steelhead Specialist 14' 4" rod...

Sort of out of the loop on the latest and greatest, but this would be for winter work, type 3 to type 8 tips......

Prefer integrated lines, but .......listening to suggestions.

Thanks
 

bk paige

Wishin I was on the Sauk
#3
What kind of line are you looking for, short head, long belly, shooting head. I would say find a CND GPS 7/8, if you can.
 

bk paige

Wishin I was on the Sauk
#6
Not new but the vectors are good lines, designed by Lee Davison of snake river outfitters, used to be the north American distributor for CND. The vectors XL would be good on that rod.
 

shotgunner

Anywhere ~ Anytime
#7
Not sure if the taper has changed at all or not. But being available in a ready to rock (integrated) multi-tip version is pretty good option to have.

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Description
The Ballistic Launcher series features a short belly multi-tip system with an integrated running line. The package includes a 15’ floating tip. The most significant aspect of the Launcher design is its aggressive and powerful roll-out performance, even during long casts.

The design goals for the Launcher were as follows:

  • Ease of casting (< 4:1 ratio line to rod length)
  • Exceptional shoot-ability
  • Powerful roll-out and stretch (straight layout)
  • Excellent fish-ability using multi-tips (looped tip and integrated holding/running line)
Ballistic Launcher Specs

5/6 Wt. 41' Hd. 430 gr. Running 69' Total 110' $100 MSRP
6/7 Wt. 44' Hd. 460 gr. Running 71' Total 115' $100 MSRP
7/8 Wt. 47' Hd. 540 gr. Running 73' Total 120' $100 MSRP
8/9 Wt. 52' Hd. 620 gr. Running 73' Total 125' $100 MSRP
9/10 Wt. 56' Hd. 720 gr. Running 74' Total 130' $100 MSRP
10/11 Wt. 62' Hd. 830 gr. Running 73' Total 135' $100 MSRP
 

Klickrolf

Active Member
#8
Not sure if the taper has changed at all or not. But being available in a ready to rock (integrated) multi-tip version is pretty good option to have.

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Description
The Ballistic Launcher series features a short belly multi-tip system with an integrated running line. The package includes a 15’ floating tip. The most significant aspect of the Launcher design is its aggressive and powerful roll-out performance, even during long casts.

The design goals for the Launcher were as follows:

  • Ease of casting (< 4:1 ratio line to rod length)
  • Exceptional shoot-ability
  • Powerful roll-out and stretch (straight layout)
  • Excellent fish-ability using multi-tips (looped tip and integrated holding/running line)
Ballistic Launcher Specs

5/6 Wt. 41' Hd. 430 gr. Running 69' Total 110' $100 MSRP
6/7 Wt. 44' Hd. 460 gr. Running 71' Total 115' $100 MSRP
7/8 Wt. 47' Hd. 540 gr. Running 73' Total 120' $100 MSRP
8/9 Wt. 52' Hd. 620 gr. Running 73' Total 125' $100 MSRP
9/10 Wt. 56' Hd. 720 gr. Running 74' Total 130' $100 MSRP
10/11 Wt. 62' Hd. 830 gr. Running 73' Total 135' $100 MSRP
Wow, didn't know this line existed, assumed it was head only! I'll be buying several after I've tested one, thanks Shotgunner!
 
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quilbilly

Big Time Hater
#9
Lots of good info, thanks everyone.
That launcher looks good to my eye.

I have used S.A. short heads, and older airflow long delta, and some older home built lines, just tapping into the knowledge base here to get some ideas as to what's new, and opinions of various lines.
 

shotgunner

Anywhere ~ Anytime
#11
I too really like the standard Vectors. Have no experience with the 'Launcher' just ran across mention of it the other day and navigated to the site. Looks great on paper.. maybe a substitute for the original Delta 'Tips' kits.. only better. Offered in a 5/6 class! Had Airflo built and marketed the Delta in 5/6 betting it would have been a great performer / seller.

Someone please test and report back.

Thanks.. B
 

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