SKAGIT CASTING requires a line with a very short heavy head that propels heavy sink tips and big flies great distances with a very short casting stroke. Skagit casting is easy for novice or experienced casters to learn. When casting Skagit lines the total head length should be matched to the rod; the total head length including the sink tip should be no more than 3 – 31/2 times the length of the rod, with many anglers now prefering a setup somewhere just below this length.
RIO Skagit Max heads cast large flies and the fastest of sinking tips with exceptional ease. The unique weight distribution deeply loads rods for long, powerful casts, while the subtle taper design generates smooth, easy loops. All Skagit heads are built on an ultra-low stretch core for the maximum in casting and fishing sensitivity.
- Powerful front end to easily cast large flies and fast sinking tips
- Ultra-low stretch core for the best in casting and fishing sensitivity
- Easy ID system with Front and Back Welded Loops
For best performance, RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:
200 to 400gr – .024"/.026" shooting line, or 25lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
400 to 550gr – .030"/.032" shooting line or 35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
550 to 675gr – .035"/.037" shooting line, or 44lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
675gr and heavier – .040"/.042" shooting line or 50lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
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