Headway SH/Switch Belly Float

Headway SH/Switch Belly Float

€ 79,90

Headway Single Hand/ Switch is a truly unique shooting head/ integrated shooting head system developed for seatrout & salmon anglers. The tapers are designed to perform equally well for spey/ underhand casts as overhead casts with distance and powerful turnovers in mind.

Due to the adaptability of the bellies together with the Headway interchangeable tips we have created the most versatile belly/ tip system on the market. This system is fully customizable.

Based on skillset, fishing/ river conditions or rod type there is a belly/ tip combination available, whether you’re into “Skagit style”, “Scandi Style” lines or a hybrid version of the two.

Interchangeable tips in 5 densities from float to sink 7 ensures versatility in fishing situations.

The 14g, 16g, 18g & 20g bellies can all be combined with the Headway tips in 9’, 12’, 15’ & 18’. This means there are belly/ tip combinations starting from 6wt single hand rods, through Switch rods and up to 7/8 wt and 8/9 wt double hand rods, making this system the first of its kind in the fly fishing industry.

  • Rear weighted powerful shooting head developed for longer casts and line control
  • Designed to be used with Headway tips (They do not work properly without)
  • Paired with Headway interchangeable tips ensures turning over heavy flies and long leaders with ease
  • Slim loop-to-loop connection between head and Headway interchangeable tips provides a smooth and seamless transition to eliminate hinging, and provide a straight-line connection to the fly
  • Vibrantly colored tracer aids in identifying the back of the head at distance or in low light
  • Shooting Texture allows the line to easily be lifted before the next cast
  • Designed in collaboration with Flyfish Europe specifically for the demands of European salmon anglers

Article #:144049
Availability: Yes


Scientific Anglers’ patented dry-slick technology provides continual line slickness, allowing the line to shoot farther as it moves through the guides. Lines with AST easily shed dirt, algae, and other parasitic drag particles, allowing lines to cast farther, float higher, and stay cleaner than traditional lines.

Meet the Scientific Anglers Line Identification System. SA•ID is an innovative line-marking system allowing you to identify your lines at a glance. Wonder if a shooting head is 200 grain or a 300? Just look at the SA•ID. The SA•ID can be found on the first 1-2 feet of the tip section of your line.

The Scientific Anglers Shooting Texture features precisely replicated hemispherical divots, similar to those found on a golf ball’s surface. This evolution of our texturing technology has less texture on its surface so it feels like a traditional fly line but performs with the benefits of texturing. The result is a line that lasts longer, floats higher, casts easier, and, most importantly, fishes better.

For every one fish eating on top, there are ten feeding beneath it. Our SONAR sinking technology takes flies to where the fish are: beneath the surface. Using proprietary tungsten formulations and unique tapering, the SONAR sinking technology gets flies down, and keeps them there.

Exceptionally slick and strong, our Welded Loops produce smoother casts and easier turnover with a seamless fly-line-to-loop transition, making for softer landings and cleaner pickups. The sleek design also maintains buoyancy for improved fly-line flotation and enables quicker connections between fly line and leaders or fly line and backing.

You think your floating line isn’t floating as well as it used to do, or isn’t as slick as it used to be? The reasons and the ways to fix this are probably pretty simple.

Lines float because they are lighter than water, and because they are hydrophobic; they repel water. For lines to float their best, both of these features need to be working. The density of your line won’t change, it won’t absorb water and become waterlogged and sink, but if it gets dirty it won’t repel the water well and it will float lower in the surface tension and may get pulled under now and then. The key to good flotation is keeping your lines clean so the hydrophobic surface works.

Cleaning with soap and water on a cloth removes most of the dirt, but cleaning pads work even better. Properly cleaned, your lines will float better, cast better and last longer, certainly a good trade-off for a couple of minutes of line maintenance.

To use the cleaning pad, pinch the pad over the line so that the abrasive, non-foam side touches the line. Pull the fly line through the pad under some tension. Repeat this process until some of the fly line color is visible on the pad.

Clean your lines every 2-3 outings, or anytime you think dirt is hindering their performance. The cleaning pads are easy to carry in your vest or tackle bag and can be used anytime, wet or dry.

Note that flyline dressing can be used to reduce friction during competition- or practice casting scenarios, but we don’t recommend it for fishing.

You May Also Like