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Nextcast Zone 2D 13 Shooting Head Intermediate/Sink3
Nextcast Zone 2D 13 Shooting Head Intermediate/Sink3
Nextcast Zone 2D 13 Shooting Head Intermediate/Sink3

Nextcast Zone 2D 13 Shooting Head Intermediate/Sink3


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Nextcast Zone 2D 13 Shooting Head Intermediate/Sink3

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.

Nextcast Zone
This line has become Nextcast's absolute top seller in recent years. Why? Quite simply, this line is as universal and user-friendly as a two-handed line can be. Nextcast itself calls this shooting head rather a hybrid between Scandi and Skagit. The power and power transmission of a Skagit with the graceful presentation characteristics of a Scandi shooting head. This is mainly due to the special taper design of the line. Lots of weight in the back of the head, so the rod loads effectively with minimal effort. But more importantly, this line gets you closer and faster to the fish because you have to think less when casting, you save energy and can focus solely on the fly in the water. It doesn't matter which casting style you prefer. Even beefy T-tips can be cast effortlessly due to the efficient energy transfer. 


Zone 2D
Zone 2D lines are designed to function as a multi-tip system. Head + sink tip add up to the final casting weight. This interchangeable tip system provides maximum flexibility on the water and allows you to react quickly to different water conditions. In addition, the core of the system, the "body", comes in a total of 8 different sinking options. From full-floating to Sink5/Sink7, all sinking rates are covered and you can pack the right shooting head for any body of water, any time of year, and any condition. Along with a few different sinking tips, you can react extremely quickly to any weather or water condition.

Note: This line should be combined with a tip for ideal performance. The final casting weight is therefore composed of body + tip.



  • Compact two-handed shooting head
  • Hybrid between Scandi and Skagit
  • Powerful taper for effective casts
  • Can be used with all casting styles
  • Interchangeable tip system: extremely versatile (tips available separately)
  • Multidensity: graduated sink rates for a more homogeneous sinking behavior
  • Handles heavy T-tips as well
  • Available in many densities
  • Easy handling
  • Reliable, welded loops at both ends
  • Line-ID: A unique label for quick and easy identification of the line - confusion impossible!


WeightLengthRecommendation SwitchRecommendation Spey
300 grains (19,4 g) 4,7 m (15,4 ft.)


325 grains (21,1 g) 4,9 m (16,2 ft.) #5  
350 grains (22,7 g) 5,5 m (18 ft.) #5/6  
375 grains (24,3 g) 5,7 m (18,8 ft.) #6  
400 grains (25,9 g) 5,9 m (19,6 ft.) #6/7  
425 grains (27,5 g) 6,2 m (20,4 ft.) #7 #7
450 grains (29,2 g) 6,5 m (21,2 ft.) #7/8 #7/8
475 grains (30,8 g) 6,7 m (22 ft.) #8 #8
500 grains (32,4 g) 6,9 m (22,8 ft.) #8/9 #8/9
525 grains (34,0 g) 7,2 m (23,6 ft.)   #9
550 grains (35,6 g) 7,4 m (24,4 ft.)   #9/10
575 grains (37,3 g) 7,7 m (25,2 ft.)   #10
600 grains (38,9 g) 7,9 m (26 ft.)   #10/11
625 grains (40,25 g) 8,1 m (26,8 ft.)   #11
650 grains (42,1 g) 8,4 m (27,6 ft.)   #11/12
675 grains (43,7 g) 8,6 m (28,4 ft.)   #11/12
700 grains (45,4,g) 8,9 m (29,2 ft.)   #11/12
750 grains (48,6 g) 9,1 m (30 ft.)   #12



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.“

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About Nextcast:

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.