Modern day Switch lines are a little like a “compressed” Spey line, with a short, heavy head similar to a shooting head profile, but in the popular “Skagit” style. The difference is that the bulk of the weight is at the back of the head, to provide power to create tight D-loops and effortless distance. A long shallow front taper provides a smooth energy transfer for controlled, accurate presentation. Switch lines are ideally fished with a Snowbee Poly-Coated Leader, allowing different fishing depths, depending on the density used. A short, steep rear taper compresses the weight into the head where it’s needed and connects smoothly to a fine diameter, continuous running line for minimum friction and maximum shootability.