Re: Rio Max vs. Rio Skagit Flight
The skagit max will absolutely give you an advantage over the flight. The flight is made with a traditional high stretch core, whereas the max is made with a low stretch core, this translates to tighter loops and more importantly feeling the subtle takes from a fish and being able to deciffer the difference between a rock on the bottom or a fish hitting your fly.
I should tell you that airflo has been making 6% low stretch cores for years now and rio only started doing it this year. Airflo has perfected the low stretch core. Also, airflo makes their lines out of polyurethane instead of PVC like rio and every other company. So your best option is to get the airflo skagit-compact, it's what the Spey junkies use. Btw what line weight is that TFO rod? If its a 7/8 weight 13' like I suspect the airflo skagit in 480 or 510 grain would be perfect.
The rio skagit flight an max are decent lines, but the airflo skagit-compact and skagit switch are exceptional lines, something to think about.