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Guideline 3D+ Compact - NEW

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Original price €89.00
Current price €85.00

Guideline 3D+ Compact Shooting Heads is a modern range of compact heads for switch and double hand work that re-define the phrase “Easy-To-Cast”.


These lines are available in weights covering most encountered fishing with single hand- switch and shorter double hand rods, except the very heaviest line weights. They are short, yet extremely rigid and precise in the flight during casting. We have spent a lot of time fine tuning the weight balance, the individual lengths and the transitions between the various densities to optimize them both in terms of sink speeds and tracking through the water. Their ability to stay balanced, yet powerful enough to turn over bulky, wind-resistant flies and cast further than you thought possible with such short lines make them a great all-round option.


Their buoyant back ends make lift-off from the water easy. They excel in the last part of the swing when current drops and a line with less buoyancy in the back will lose speed and ability to fish into your own bank. The floating part of the F/S lines is about 40% of the total length and so is the fastest sinking density in the front. 3D Compact heads feature the very latest in PVC-free, eco-friendly Polyurethane material and are pre-looped with the industry’s strongest loops. They are built on our proven Direct Contact™ cores with only 6% stretch and a breaking strength of 30 lbs. They are designed to perform perfectly without the addition of extra Tips or Polyleaders, just add your desired length of leader/tippet and you’re good to go. All lines are color-coded and ID printed in the back end for easy identification of line weight and density. Colors of the lines: FLOAT - Pale green, F/H/S1 - Pale/Clear green, F/S1/S3 - Pale green/Medium Grey, F/S2/S4 - Pale green/Dark Grey, F/S3/S5 - Pale green/Black, I/S4/S6 - Pale green/Grey Black, S2/S5/S7 - Light Grey/Black.



TLT (Triple Layer Technology) & Direct Contact Core
Complex, multiple density and hardness in the coatings of these lines help to shape the flylines of the future. A new, revolutionary chemical formula and three different coating materials control hardness as well as memory and density in various parts of the lines. This creates better casting performance, more efficient fishing and bite detection, as well as added durability. TLT has given us the chance to build lines that float well and repel water better and more effectively than any lines we’ve produced before. Built on braided multifilament Direct Contact™ Core with only 6% stretch.


Our eco vision is Clean All the Way, which means the least environmental impact possible. This fly line has a Polyurethane coating instead of PVC that bleeds harmful plasticizers (Phthalates) into the water. Our boxes are made from recycled paper with water-based UV coatings and we have removed all plastic spools from the packaging. The result is that we can offer you the “cleanest” and most eco-friendly fly line on the market.


Model Weight Lenght; F to F/3/5 Lenght; I/4/6  & S2/5/7 Sleeve color
3D+ Compact SH #7/8 19 g / 290 grains 7,6 m / 24ft 11in 7,2 m / 23ft 7in   Purple       
3D+ Compact SH #8/9 21 g / 324 grains 7,6 m / 24ft 11in 7,5 m / 24ft 7in   Light blue 
3D+ Compact SH #9/10 23 g / 356 grains 8,1 m / 26ft 7in 7,5 m / 24ft 7in   Olive         
3D+ Compact SW/DH #6/7 26 g / 401 grains 8,3 m / 27ft 3in 7,8 m / 25ft 7in   Red           
3D+ Compact SW/DH #7/8 30 g / 463 grains 8,3 m / 27ft 3in 8,0 m / 26ft 3in   Yellow       
3D+ Compact SW/DH #8/9 33 g / 510 grains 8,5 m / 27ft 11in 8,2 m / 26ft 11in   Orange     
3D+ Compact SW/DH #9/10 37 g / 570 grains 8,7 m / 28ft 6in 8,4 m / 27ft 7in   Green       

3D+ Compact is available in 7 densities: F, F/H/S1, F/S1/S3, F/S2/S4, F/S3/S5, I/S4/S6, S2/S5/S7.

Re lenght; the five lines with the lowest density has the same lenght, while I/4/6 and S2/5/7 are shorter and found in a separeate column in the table above.