Anyone else use these tips or anything similar as micro skagit heads? I thought I'd try one out from an online retailer for $25 bucks. I figured the specs were very close to the lighter opst & rio
trout max heads so what the heck. I ordered the 12'160 grain floater.
Well either that online retailer was dropping the ball, or they are ultra generous, because they shipped me the entire kit. That's 5 tips of varying densities for the price of 1.
I took them out yesterday and was extremely pleased! I cast them on my 8.5' fiberglass 6wt(overhead), my 9.5 3wt, and 7' 4wt. The casting was smooth and the tips in lighter densities felt really nice on the swing. Water levels were low, so I didn't actually fish the fast sinking tips.
The heads felt a little short for the longer rods, so I used 3' of 25lb and 2' of 20lb rio
hard mono leader material(it's a shame it's discontinued. the turnover is amazing) with a foot of fluoroflex tippet to bring the whole system to about 18'.
I did try the 7ips tip on my 250gr trout max head and 4wt switch rod. I had previously been using aiflo custom cut tip material and the difference was astonishing. the taper on the SA tip made the cast feel waaaay smoother than before.
At the end of the day, I was skunked, but really excited to try these on my wide local tailwaters and prespawn smallies in a few months.