This winter I added a Coastal Quickshooter intermediate to my arsenal and I like it a lot. My good casts are much further, and my bad casts straighten out better than they do on a standard WF. I'm considering swapping my other two fly lines for a shooting head as well. Yes gear type will never beat for improving casts, but I must admit that doing less casting for more distance just makes getting out there more enjoyable. I imagine a shooting head line would be just as nice to have for stillwater, but what about rivers? Does the heavier fly line affect drifts and make them less natural by any chance? A shooting head float line for my 6 and 8wt would give me a Sea Run Cutthroat/Coho topwater setup, and combined with a polyleader a well casting streamer or wet fly setup.