Eoin Fairgrieve's Casting School Part 13: Shooting Lines
Trout & Salmon|February 2018

Discover how to hit the far bank and avoid tangles

Eoin Fairgrieve

THE MAIN PURPOSE of a shooting line is to help you to cast farther, which it achieves because it has a thin diameter and creates less friction against rod rings on the outbound cast. The main types of line are monofilament nylon (mono) and plastic-coated braid or mono. Shooting lines connect, by loops, to the backing and the head.

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