Short Head Tapers & Weights

Sunray adjusted tapers.

 

We change the taper shape & head length as lines get heavier in the AFTM. This is to maintain balance as you cast on different length rods and cast heavier lines. For instance, a #4 rod is usually shorter than a #6. A #7 rod is often 10' long. A #5 is often 9' long. It is critical to maintaining loop shape that tapers are adjusted. Sunray are the only company in the world that do this. We are in effect, making a new line for each weight in a single range. Each weight is handcrafted to deliver the same result whether it's a #4 or a #9.

  • Head Weight at 31' 
  • #4 (12.5g)
  • Head Weight at 34' 
  • #5 (15g)
  • #6 (18g)
  • Head Weight at 39' 
  • #7 (20g)
  • #8 (23g)
  • #9 (26g)
  • Taper - Single hand triangle (Spey) taper for long distance accurate overhead & roll casts
  • Total length 100'

#4 31' (LENGTH ADJUSTED FOR BALANCE IN THAT WEIGHT CLASS)

Sunray short head taper diagram

#4 #6 34' (LENGTH ADJUSTED FOR BALANCE IN THAT WEIGHT CLASS)

sunray short head fly line

#7 #8 #9 39' (LENGTH ADJUSTED FOR BALANCE IN THAT WEIGHT CLASS)

short head fly line for limited back casting space