Royal Wulff Ambush Shooting Head

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The innovative short, 20-29', (6,1-8,1m) fast-shooting Ambush head design loads quickly for multiple
casting applications. Loops on both ends for quick attachment. for single hand, switch, Skagit, Scandi, single hand Spey, and double hand Spey.

Ambush General Description:
A short heavy head line based on the proven triangle taper. Available with a contrasting integrated shooting line in weights 4-14. Front welded loop included for convenient changing of leaders and tips. 

Switch use: 
The short head on the Ambush line makes it the ideal fly line for switch rods. Rule of thumb when selecting a line, is to use 3 line weight sizes above the rod weight. For example, a 5wt switch rod would take an 8wt Ambush line or head. A 7wt switch rod would load well with the 10wt Ambush. If you are going to primarily overhead cast with a switch rod, then go just 2 line sizes above the rod weight(7wt Ambush on a 5wt switch rod). 

Scandi use: 
If you choose to use the Scandi or underhand style of casting, select an Ambush line 3 sizes above your rod weight. Poly leaders (all densities) work exceptionally well on Ambush lines. Total length of your poly leader should be 1 to 1.5 times the length of your rod (including tippet). Poly leaders, because of their similar taper to the Ambush line, tend to increase the overall head length of the Ambush, promoting longer turnover time and increase casting distance. 

Skagit use: 
Skagit style lines are made to cast large flies and heavy sink tips. The Ambush line is similar to other Skagit lines in length but have a more pronounced taper (a short Triangle Taper) which softens the way they turnover (less clunky). When selecting an Ambush line for throwing big flies and sinking tips, go 4 line sizes heavier than the rod weight. For example, for a 8wt spey rod choose an 12wt line or head. A great shooting line to use behind the Ambush head is Wulff’s Tracer shooting line, which comes with an 8 inch loop for easy head changing and has a 2 foot bright orange color at the loop end, to help detect where the shooting line and head meet.


Floating, Lime Green w/2' Blue back taper 
Sizes: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

#8 > 290grains= 18,8g. 6m (20´)
#9 > 350grains= 22,6g. 7,2m (24´)
#10 > 400grains= 25,9g. 7,2m (24´)
#11 > 450grains= 29,2g. 7,2m (24´)
#12 > 500grains= 32,4g. 7,5m (25´)
#13 > 550grains= 35,6g. 7,8m (26´)
#14 > 600grains= 38,8g. 8,0m (27´)


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