09-25-2010, 10:29 PM
Re: Fly line for switch rod
I prefer to cast with Skagit style lines on switch rods. They are so much easier to manage because of the shorter head lengths. I don't use Scandi style lines for my switch, but if I had a choice, I would choose the Beulah Elixir Switch line because of its shorter head length.
Many fly shops now have loaner lines that you can try out. If you have a shop with demo lines, you might want to try some out, so you can fine tune the line to your rod. Many Spey/switch lines are now made in shooting heads which make them very convenient when changing lines.
Rio Skagit Short - 425 grains, 475 grains
Rio Skagit Flight - 450, 475, 500 (probably overkill)
Airflo Skagit Compact - 450, 480, 510 (probably overkill)
Beulah Tonic Switch - 450
Beulah Elixir Switch - 420
Good luck with your search.