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I met up with Dave on the river and here is the result.
In the previous part 2 installment, TWO (2) hazards were discussed when trying to re-use the floating head line weight class for a sinking head. The Active-Line load appears to be a more telling story than the standardized effect of weight class. This part 3 installment is to explore what is behind Mystery door #3, an unpredictability we were left with from only having casted the unmodified final head in part 2. We will be chopping and assembling this unmodified head to get all 9 digits of the line matching zip code for that Zpey - or any other - rod. This is akin to getting both the right shoe length AND width size. At the end of this part 3, we will see behind door # 3 awaits some nice surprises, along with those that will make us ponder further depending on how far we want to go down the rabbit hole. Just as when we feel we are getting close to mastery, we are humbled when we simply end up as a better student.
Let's indulge in a short discourse here. Imagine one day you went to a shoe store looking for a light colored pair of shoes. Knowing your size, you approach the sales person and inform her the size, the color, and brand you want. To your surprise, she politely informs you that the industry decided to deregulate the standards in shoe size, and that the only way to know the right fitting size is to actually try many sizes in the chosen color and brand. You find that news rather astounding, but you begrudgingly give in and instruct her to bring several sizes that came close in approximation. You try on a few sizes until you find size X that fit. The purchase is made and you move on with life.
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