Scientific Anglers Shooting Lines and Heads

 

Scientific Anglers offers a range of shooting heads and running lines to suit situations where maximum distance or depth, or just easy interchangeability are required.

 

Textured Shooting Line

Textured Shooting Line .032" / .035"

The ultimate in long-distance casting
  • Large loop for quick changes
  • Freshwater and saltwater floating shooting lines
  • For exceptional casting distance
  • Minimal friction gives high speed shooting
  • Braided multifilament core with hard PVC coating, low stiffness
  • SA ID - SA SL ### (### = diameter)

Strength Diameter Total length
20lb .032" 120.0'
25lb .035" 120.0'
Floating Dragon Tail

Floating Dragon Tail Shooting Line

Floating textured shooting line

One of the major issues with using shooting lines and shooting heads is the lack of line control. The textured Floating Dragon Tail shooting line changes that dramatically. The Dragon Tail tapers from .038″ to .075″ where it meets the shooting head, providing a less drastic transition from shooting line to head, which equates to more line control. The Mastery Texture reduces friction, delivering longer casts, and a color change signals where the taper begins.

  • Use with shooting heads, tapered end for smoother transition, line tapers from 0.038” shooting line to 0.075” in a 15’ tapered section
  • Length: 120’
  • Size: 30lb
  • Diameter: 0.038” – 0.075”
  • Shooting Texture delivers longer casts without abrasion
  • For use with shooting heads, tapered Dragon Tail section improves line control
  • Color change as line tapers up to head

Strength Diameter Total length
30lb .038" - .075" 120.0'
Freshwater Floating Shooting Line

Freshwater Floating Shooting Line

Floating shooting line
  • For exceptional casting distance
  • Advanced Shooting Technology freshwater line
  • Minimal-friction design delivers high speeds and long distances
  • Easier handling with fewer tangles
  • Braided multifilament core
  • 20lb – Orange
  • 30lb – Mist Green

Strength Diameter Total length
20lb .031" 100.0'
30lb .038" 100.0'
Freshwater/Saltwater Intermediate

Freshwater/Saltwater Intermediate Shooting Line

Intermediate shooting line
  • Easy-casting intermediate line
  • For all weather conditions
  • Keeps flies deep
  • Sink Rate: 1.5 ips
  • Minimal-friction design delivers high speed, high performance and long distance excellence
  • Single-strand monofilament core
  • 25lb – Surf
  • 40lb – Surf

Strength Diameter Total length
25lb .030" 100.0'
40lb .035" 100.0'
Floating Braided Polyethylene Mono

Floating Braided Polyethylene Mono

Floating shooting line
  • Exceptional casting distance with minimal tangling
  • Great for use in the surf
  • Length: 150’
  • Size: 29lb
  • Diameter: 0.032”
  • Floating braided polyethylene monofilament for maximum distance
  • 29lb – Orange

Strength Diameter Total length
29lb .032" 150.0'
Floating Monocore Shooting Line

Floating Monocore Shooting Line

Floating shooting line
  • Perfect shooting line for Skagit or Scandi Spey heads
  • For exceptional casting distance
  • Length: 100’
  • Size: 25lb
  • Diameter: 0.030”
  • Features the ST+ slickness additive
  • Minimal-friction design delivers high speeds and long distances
  • Easier handling with fewer tangles
  • Single-strand monofilament core
  • 25lb – Light Yellow

Strength Diameter Total length
25lb .030" 100.0'
Sinking Shooting Taper

Sinking Shooting Taper

Sinking shooting head
  • Available in five densities:
    • Intermediate (line weights 6 to 10)
    • Sink 2 (line weights 6 to 10)
    • Sink 3 (line weights 6 to 10)
    • Sink 4 (line weights 6 to 11)
    • Sink 6 (line weights 7 to 11)
  • Intermediate features braided multifilament core
  • Sink 2 to Sink 6 feature monofilament core
  • Includes braided loop connection

Line weight Total length Densities available
ST6S 30.0' Intermediate - Sink 4
ST7S 30.0' Intermediate - Sink 6
ST8S 30.0' Intermediate - Sink 6
ST9S 30.0' Intermediate - Sink 6
ST10S 30.0' Intermediate - Sink 6
ST11S 30.0' Sink 4 - Sink 6
Deep Water Express

Deep Water Express

Sinking shooting head
  • Fast-sinking shooting taper
  • Quickly gets a fly down 20' or deeper
  • Use full-length or cut tp match rod (cutting chart included)
  • Tapered to promote good turnover at long range
  • Sink rates: 7.0 to 10.0 ips
  • Braided multifilament core

Grain weight Total length Sink rate
400 30' 7 ips
550 30' 8 ips
700 30' 9 ips
850 30' 10 ips