Re: Rio Max vs. Rio Skagit Flight
Carnivorousnw, I have a 13' 7/8 TFO Deer Creek, and I use a 500 grain Rio Skagit Flight. I'm pretty much a beginner, and I like the way it casts and works for me. I don't have any experience with the Skagit Max--is that the new replacement for the Flight?--but I don't think you can go wrong with the Flight. And, if they have discontinued it, you can probably pick one up cheap. I also use the medium weight MOW tips.
They're nice rods. I'm sure you'll like yours whatever you end up using.