A shooting head, that is also referred to as a "Scandi line" short for Scandinavian line, is a type of fly line designed for casting far with a minimum amount of false casting, and a minimum amount of space needed behind you.
It is characterized by its relatively short head length, which allows for easy casting and efficient line management, especially in tight fishing spots. Shooting heads are ideal for casting in windy conditions, so they're used often when fly fishing the saltwater.
Most shooting heads are also easily switched for another shooting head with different properties (eg faster or slower sinking). This is because the shooting head has a loop to loop connection to the running line.
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