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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Floating tip for skagit head question

Hello to all. I just started two hand casting last winter and am set up with a 570 compact skagit on a 12'6" 7/8 wt. I'm pretty well dialed in with about 12 feet of T-11 casting both weighted and unweighted flies. But for dry line stuff I have no idea. I don't want to buy a scandi line yet, instead want to get proficient at one style/school of casting. So, if I chop some DT 11wt fly line that I have is it reasonable to assume that the equivalent weight to the 12ft of T-11 will work for a floating tip? What do you who fish skagits on top use for a floating tip? Thanks.
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Yes you can make your own tip from the flyline you already have.

Some people use a 14' floating poly leader for a tip on a skagit head/line, and some people buy a 15' Rio floating tip of the proper size. Stay off the gas!

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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
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I just tried about a 130 grain tip from the 11wt dt at the casting pond. Can't say it was pretty. Are the Rio floating tips tapered?
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Are the Rio floating tips tapered?

Yes they are.

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go scandi, get a vision or compact scandi, its really easy
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