Correctly Attaching A Shooting Head

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This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows how to correctly attach a shooting head to a shooting line. All too often people attach a shooting head to a shooting line backwards, and the performance of the head is dire as a result! This short tip sows how to identify the correct end to attach to a shooting line, as well as demonstrating a neat trick to speed up the rigging process.

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