I fished shooting heads most of my fly fishing career. Throwing everything from 225 gr to 600gr heads. Back in the old days, Cortland and SA made different weight shooting heads. Cortland was marked slow sinking - light brown, fast sinking - med. brown and extra fast was dark brown. SA had there own colors also. I always and still use clear Amnesia for my running line. I know most everyone hates that stuff. Sunset line was the manufacturer. It was called Amnesia shooting line. Then they started coming out with the colors but I always stuck to clear. The black would straighten out after the sun hit it being that black color absorbed the heat. I still use LC 13 for my shooting heads, especially for stripers at San Luis and the Forebay. I also use it in Baja. To me it seems to sink faster than the RIO T line material.
Commercial Fly Tier
Web site: http://www.fliesunlimited.com/
Email us at: email@example.com
Call us at (831) 809-4221