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Many years ago when we used shooting heads, we used fly line loops, tapered with pliobond so it would go through guides better (didn't work very well) & loop in running line. As I stated awhile ago, we all stopped using them due to not liking the feel of the running line. They really did cast well.
 

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Originally posted by sparse grey:
Many years ago when we used shooting heads, we used fly line loops, tapered with pliobond so it would go through guides better (didn't work very well) & loop in running line. As I stated awhile ago, we all stopped using them due to not liking the feel of the running line. They really did cast well.
i used to use mono with an albright knot that worked pretty well.the mono running line was hard to grip &would slip resulting in a knotted mess.coming out of a stripping basket on the beach was a real pain.i went to full lines years ago cause i'd rather fish than deal with the frustration.i'm going to give HEADS another shot this year.cortland & rio market running lines i'll try again.
 

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If you use a coated running line, whip a loop in the running line to do the loop to loop connection. If you use mono for the running line (25lb test Berkeley Big Game is a good one) tie a bimini twist and then a double surgeon loop in the bimini loop to give you 4 strands of mono to do the loop to loop.
If you can learn to do a whipped loop in your line, you will have the most practical connection. Get a copy of Lefty Kreh's knot book to learn how. Otherwise, do as Brian suggested and use the Teeny line.
 
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