Short Head

Regular price £69.99 Save £-69.99
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This is a pre ordered product. It will be shipped in March.

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3 zone floating fly line with overhang marker

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  • 1 year Guarantee
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What it's for

  • Quick loading, quick fire lure and dry fly line
  • Dark grey pigment 4' tip for stealth
  • White, low diameter, micro slick running line
  • Red 6' section of overhang back into the white head again
  • Beginners to make consistently good casts
  • Experts to measure their progress with stroke length
  • Beating obstructions behind you
  • Knowing when exactly to make the final cast (overhang marker)
  • Extreme distance
  • California #4 & Volition #5 - #8

What it's not for

  • Pike flies
  • Micro dries

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Also consider

    We wanted to make a quick loading, easy distance line that didn't land like a brick

    Stats

    • Low stretch 12lb braided core
    • Micro welded loops
    • 100' total length
    • 33'-39' head length (same as the old International)
    • 7'-9' front taper
    • 3'-6' rear taper
    • Overhang markers
    • 3 zone coating
    • Low memory
    • High float tip
    • Ultra slick coating
    • Low diameter

    Customer Feedback

    Julian Saunders - UK

    I'm always cautious about spending on new kit and this was more than worth financing.  Bearing in mind I have sever scoliosis (bent back), and can only fish a few days a year, I’m always looking to get maximum distance over minimal effort. 
    From the chat room experience I was guided to this line, and after a little more than 10 mins of my usual shabby casting I found that I was casting further with virtually no effort at all. My double takes distance has reduced by 75% and I get 3 times the distance over hardy / Courtland lines. 

    So on distance all perfect and much better than expected – I’m casting through to the backing after 3 fishing sessions, which makes me laugh every cast. 
    Accuracy is another thing entirely, and this line gives that accuracy at that additional distance, and I can hit opposing banks, lurching at gaps in trees, and have only been snagged 2 times in +15 trips – another break through. 

    Overall this has changed the game fishing for me, and I now fish happily every week catching a variety of fish at Darley Abbey, Derby. 
    I’m also hooking more fish as the line being lighter on the back end, on a river drift creates more sensitivity when fishing light at 100ft plus. This line has brought the joy back to fishing, and also means I can hunt at a sharper level.

    Rods

    • California Glass & Volition #4-#8

    Leaders

    Use Straight 'n' Soft tapered leaders. They are the only leaders on the market that don't coil. They aren't shiny and they lay dead straight. They are a dull matt grey colour at the butt section and clear at the front.

    Typical 3 fly setup for stillwaters

    • Volition 10' #7
    • Short Head #7 Float
    • Attach leader to welded loop on fly line

    18' total leader length consisting of;

    Onto the end of the tapered leader tie;

    2 droppers 3' apart

    • Top dropper sz 12 red head girdle bug
    • Middle dropper sz 14 buzzer
    • Point fly sz 12 white booby

      Use Hybrid. Designed for World competitors, it's fluorocarbon coated mono that doesn't get weaker when wet. Wet knot strength is the variable competitors look for.

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      UK 
      Fly Rods : Free
      Next day courier

      Everything Else : £3.50
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      EU  
      Fly Rods : Free
      3-5 days (some countries can be longer)

      Everything Else : £8.00
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      Rest of World
      Fly Rods : Free
      7-10 days (some countries can be longer)

      Everything Else : £8.00
      7-10 Days Tracked & Signed (some countries can be longer)

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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 26 reviews
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      A
      A.C.
      Never seen backing b4

      I am new to fly fishing and have two cheap rods with cheap fly lines. I have never been anywhere near the backing . I ordered the 2018 short head loaded it up and hit the garden. The fine line just shot out !!! I pulled more and more line off and before I new it I was sending out to backing . I will be putting Sunray fly line on my other rod asap . Big thanks Tom game changing .

      P
      P.V.
      super casting line

      The microslik Short head can be used on a small reel. It cast's like a rocket.

      M
      M.N.
      Easy casting

      Easy casting wf line. No problem with streching out the entire running line in every cast.
      Only thing is, I would like it to be more visible where head ends and where running line begins. Grey into white is impossible to see when line is in the air.

      J
      J.S.
      A Game (Fishing) Changer

      I'm always cautious about spending on new kit and this was more than worth financing.
      Bearing in mind I have sever scoliosis (bent back), and can only fish a few days a year, I’m always looking to get maximum distance over minimal effort.
      From the chat room experience I was guided to this line, and after a little more than 10 mins of my usual shabby casting I found that I was casting further with virtually no effort at all.
      My double takes distance has reduced by 75% and I get 3 times the distance over hardy / Courtland lines.
      So on distance all perfect and much better than expected – I’m casting through to the backing after 3 fishing sessions, which makes me laugh every cast.
      Accuracy is another thing entirely, and this line gives that accuracy at that additional distance, and I can hit opposing banks, lurching at gaps in trees, and have only been snagged 2 times in +15 trips – another break through.
      Overall this has changed the game fishing for me, and I now fish happily every week catching a variety of fish at Darley Abbey, Derby.
      I’m also hooking more fish as the line being lighter on the back end, on a river drift creates more sensitivity when fishing light at 100ft plus.
      This line has brought the joy back to fishing, and also means I can hunt at a sharper level.

      Can’t wait to buy a couple or rods and a few more lines…
      Julian…

      A
      A.S.
      Microslik shorthead #5

      A stunningly good line !
      Casts with ease in windy conditions and extremely well with a roll cast or Spey cast in tight places when faced with a restricted back cast .