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  1. Hello! I hope you can help me. I don’t have an overweight two handed fly rod :-) What I do have is a TFO Pandion 13’9”, 9wt, and - I feel - too many grains. Question: any way to lighten its weight without buying a whole new set of fly lines? (My current setup is: 30 lb floating running line, 600 grain RIO Skagit iFlight shooting head, and the RIO iMOW tip (currently 150 grains). You see, not understanding anything, I went to the fly shop and showed them the rod. The rod states it is meant to cast 700 to 750 grains. However I found it hard to cast so I went on the TFO website and found the following recommendations for my rod model: Two-handed overhead casting: 525-600 grains 20-28 foot heads RIO Skagit Max Short RIO Skagit iFlight RIO Skagit iShort SA Skagit Extreme So for TFO to say it’s a 700-750 grain rod is quite off the mark. But I don’t want to rant. I want to fix this... Basically my problem is that I am asking the rod to cast 750 grains, though 600 grains is the recommended upper limit for overhead casting. My question is: IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO *NOT* ADD ANY MORE WEIGHT TO THE 600 GRAIN SHOOTING HEAD? (I’d rather not “perform surgery” on it if possible.) *My understanding is that it is OK to cast the floating shooting head without a tip (what kind of a leader would I need, or do I just add 3 feet of 12lb mono?) *Any way to make it intermediate or sink tip, again adding no weight or only a nominal amount? Can you help me? I’ve recently become unemployed and would rather not spend another $90 in tip and shooting head. THANK YOU!! John