Short Head

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3 zone floating fly line with overhang marker

  • Tracked Worldwide Shipping
  • 1 year Guarantee
  • Hassle Free Returns

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


Also consider

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


    • 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.


    • California Glass & Volition #4-#8


    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.

      Free Tracked Worldwide Shipping over £100

      Fly Rods : Free
      Next day courier

      Everything Else : £3.50
      1-3 Days Tracked & Signed

      Fly Rods : Free
      3-5 days (some countries can be longer)

      Everything Else : £8.00
      3-5 Days Tracked & Signed (some countries can be longer)

      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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      • An order confirmation email
      • A shipping confirmation email with tracking information
      • If you leave your phone number at checkout we can send you sms notifications on your delivery

      Speak to Tom (+44) 01772 603524  at any stage of your order through to delivery confirmation for any questions.

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      Fly Rod Warranty

      Your rod is guaranteed for the lifetime of the original owner.

      30 days return policy

      If you are unhappy with a fly rod for any reason, you can return it within 30 days. We are happy to refund even if you have taken the plastic off the handle. 

      The refund will include the shipping costs from you to us. Please use a 1st class signed service.

      Fly Line Warranty

      Your fly line is guaranteed for 1 year for the original owner.

      If you have bought a line and not taken it out of it’s original packing within 30 days, you can return it for a full refund.
      The refund will include the shipping costs from you to us. Please use a 1st class signed service.
      We refund shipping up to £5 for UK fly lines, small parcels and £12 for International fly lines & small parcels.

      For rods we refund shipping up £12 for UK parcels and £45 for International parcels.
      If a product does not perform as expected please send it back for inspection. The address for returns is:

      Sunray Fly Fish Limited
      293 Moor Road
      PR26 9HP
      Our fault

      If a product is faulty you will receive either a replacement like for like product or a full refund. The refund will include the shipping costs from you to us. 

      Not our fault

      If we find that the product has either no fault, or that the fault came from improper use, the item will be returned to you after you have paid return shipping. We will send you a simple PayPal invoice for the return shipping cost.

      Don’t panic!

      We have been fishing all our lives. We know what is user error and what is not. We are also very fair people. Our default position is to refund and it is rare that a fault has been so clearly assessed as user error that we were unable to refund.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 30 reviews
      Short head

      Line works like a dream. Simple, get to the overhang marker and let go.

      Sunray shorthead 7 weight

      The sunray line is a great line for distance. Once you get used to the weight outside the rod tip it will effortlessly put yards onto your cast I like it a lot

      New short head line .

      After having the previous short head which was good and needed replacing . I decided to order the new one and what a difference , with the red section it gives you a better idea as to how much line you have already loaded out ready to fire the rest out . Will need to try out another line to compare so might try the competition line next time . Keep up the good work Tom .

      This line is Brilliant!

      There isn’t much more to say; I used it on Stocks from a boat yesterday and I Love it!

      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 .