The shooting head systems from NEXTCAST are becoming increasingly popular. Especially among ambitious salmon and steelhead anglers, a true hype has been ignited in recent years around the well though-out shooting heads. We have also learned to love the adapted, user-friendly tapers and let the terrific casting characteristics put a smile on our faces every time. In addition to the very popular two-handed shooting heads and the matching tips and running lines, the extensive collection also includes very successful lines for modern streamer fishing for trout. We especially like the fact that you can definitely find the right line for every casting style and water condition in the Nextcast range.
The Nextcast Core series is designed for very specific situations where more power is needed in the cast. For example, for casting heavy sink tips, heavy flies where more "turn-over" is needed, or simply when there is particularly little backspace. The Core shooting heads are extra compact and effectively charge the rod in the tightest of spaces. In order for these Skagit lines to work well, they must be complemented with an appropriate tip, only then will you end up with the appropriate length to anchor the line properly. Unlike many other Skagit heads on the market, the Nextcast Core lines can also be cast delicately with the respective tip. So it's not just a "rough" means to an end, but a powerful all-purpose weapon.
The Core16 shooting heads are the shortest double-handed lines from the Nextcast range. They are especially suitable for all situations where you need maximum power, maximum "turn-over" with little backspace. They also give you the ability to carry very heavy sinking tips and flies. Sinktips in 15-18 ft. length up to T20 can be transported well with the lines and offer user-friendly handling even in challenging water conditions.
Note: This line should be combined with a tip for ideal performance. Therefore, the final casting weight is made up of body + tip.
- Ultra-compact, powerful skagit shooting head
- Very well suited for short rods
- Ideal for heavy flies and heavy sink tips
- Loads the rod in the tightest of spaces
- Easy handling
- Multidensity: graduated sinking rates for a more homogeneous sinking behavior
- Reliable welded loops at both ends
- Available in many densities
- Line-ID: A unique label for quick and easy identification of the line - confusion impossible!
|350 grains (22,7 g)||3,9 m (12,8 ft.)|
|375 grains (24,3 g)||4,1 m (13,6 ft.)|
|400 grains (25,9 g)||4,4 m (14,4 ft.)|
|425 grains (27,5 g)||4,6 m (15,3 ft.)|
|450 grains (29,2 g)||4,9 m (16,1 ft.)|
|475 grains (30,8 g)||5,1 m (16,9 ft.)|
|500 grains (32,4 g)||5,4 m (17,7 ft.)|
|525 grains (34,0 g)||5,6 m (18,5 ft.)|
|550 grains (35,6 g)||5,9 m (19,3 ft.)|
|575 grains (37,3 g)||6,1 m (20,1 ft.)|
|600 grains (38,9 g)||6,3 m (20,9 ft.)|
Our Test on adh-world
„We have tested the shooting heads intensively on the water and together with Stephan Dombaj and Simen Strømhylden (Nextcast Europe) we give you a comprehensive overview of the versatile fly line systems from Nextcast in our extensive blog post incl. video.“
As in every season, the lines from the American manufacturer Nextcast cause a sensation along salmon rivers all over the world. Due to their truly innovative design, they offer absolutely amazing and very unique casting properties. First of all, they are surprisingly easy to cast. Furthermore, their extremely powerful casting properties always allow a successful presentation – even in challenging conditions. In addition to the very popular double-handed shooting heads, matching tips and running lines, this large collection also includes fantastic lines for targeting trout with streamers. These lightweight shooting heads have a lot in common with their larger relatives – but in a much smaller dimension. Like all Nextcast lines, they allow a new level of efficiency, which will easily please the most demanding fly fishermen.