Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Mighty Niagara and Genesee River
in my opinion SSVT is a very capable and versatile line system. I have been using the 7wt version with 15' tips on my TnT 13' 7wt DNA rod. I like them in specific casting situation and fishing conditions. I fish a NextCast WA55 6/7 head on this rod as well, but, when i am fishing rivers with tight casting space, I fish the Scandi system. It feels more Skagit (older skagit) than Scandi, but, still the taper profile is not as clumsy as a skagit head.
I think skagit head are getting shorter and shorter to compensate for poor casting mechanics. In my opinion the whole "shorter and shorter skagit" line approach is detrimental to becoming a better double handed caster/fisher.
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