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  1. #1
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    Default New Rio Skagit Heads

    Looks like Rio put out new Skagit lines and Scandi to. Anyone on here try any? How are the Skagit being they are shorter? Also on longer rods it might be different for shorter Skagit head.

    Might have to try a couple of heads.

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    Default Re: New Rio Skagit Heads

    I cast the scandi head on the 6126 Method a couple weeks ago. Seemed more similar to the Steelhead Scandi than the AFS.

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    Default Re: New Rio Skagit Heads

    Quote Originally Posted by bradyb View Post
    I cast the scandi head on the 6126 Method a couple weeks ago. Seemed more similar to the Steelhead Scandi than the AFS.
    Wha???? the 6126 Method?

    King Joe Outa Here!

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    Default Re: New Rio Skagit Heads

    Quote Originally Posted by king joe View Post
    Wha???? the 6126 Method?
    Sage 6126 Method.

    Method Series - Two Handed Spey Fly Rods | Sage Fly Fishing

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    Default Re: New Rio Skagit Heads

    yep the method took the gavel from the tcx series.

    I tried one of the scandi lines with a 15ft tip on my 7136 and it was very nice, beautiful turnover. however, I have trouble getting into rio lines for spey because airflo has been doing low-stretch cores for much longer and also their lines are PVC free and simply last longer and react well to extreme temperatures. Ooops, back to rio...these new lines are a step in the right direction for rio, finally low-stretch core! this allows you to detect whether your bouncing on rock bottom or a fish tapping the fly, also the line feels much more sensitive to fish takes its a wonderful thing. The skagit max sounds like a nice line, I'd still go airflo all day, but rio has made some recent changes for the better.

    As to a skagit short of 20ft or so? Nothing wrong with a short skagit, it has an application. I can throw a 20ft airflo skagit switch further and with more weight than my 24ft skagit, the short skagit is an amazing tool, you simply tweek your casting stroke, make more compact and relaxed casts, spend a few minutes adjusting and you'll find the skagit short is a great tool.

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