Ballistic Launcher Spey Line
The Ballistic Spey line “Launcher” lines are designed to be very user friendly, and lend themselves to accept various density tips due to optimized front stepped tapers. Incorporated in the design is the natural growth of line length with line weight, since these proportions are typically inherent in most rod designs, too. This concept of line growth with line weight generally provides the best fit of rod and line, since larger weight rods tend to be longer.
The original design goals for the Launcher were as follows:
• Ease of casting (< 4:1 ratio line to rod length)
• Balanced flight characteristics (shootability)
• Very strong roll-out and stretch (straight layout)
• Excellent fishability (not too short or long, and integrated holding/running line)
• Removeable front tip (15 ft. floating)
The Launcher series, I believe, meets all of those goals.
5/6 Head 41′ 440 gr. Running 69′ Total 110′
6/7 Head 43′ 480 gr. Running 72′ Total 115′
7/8 Head 46′ 540 gr. Running 74′ Total 120′
8/9 Head 51′ 620 gr. Running 74′ Total 125′
9/10 Head 55′ 710 gr. Running 75′ Total 130′
10/11 Head 61′ 820 gr. Running 74′ Total 135′
The most significant aspect of the Launcher design is its powerful, and consistent layout performance, even during long casts. This is achieved through aggressive stepped front tapers, ample belly and preset rear hold point. All of these features were blended together to establish the optimal flight characteristics which is a trademark of all Ballistic Speylines.