Rio Skagit Spey lines are short, ultra powerful Spey lines with a thick front end that is designed to easily cast large, heavy flies and fast sinking tips. These heads are also an excellent tool for windy days, and making long casts with minimal space for a D-loop. We stock two different types of Skagit heads: a full floating Skagit Max and an intermediate based iFlight. Each head requires a running/shooting line and a front tip. Rio also provide a new ready to go Max Versitip |Kit with a balanced shooting line.
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. This casting method is easy for novice or experienced casters to learn. When casting these 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.