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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-09-2019, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Heavy/Extra Heavy MOW as a head

Does anyone use the heavy or extra heavy MOW tips as a mini skagit head? They come in at 140/150 grains and 185 grains for a 10ft section. I figured using that on a smaller single handed rod could save some money rather than using a fancy skagit trout head.

If you tossed on a poly leader I would imagine you could get a tight loop from having that natural taper and be in the small ball game for $35 total. Anyone do this?
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Good stuff Tim!

And I love the way you handled the Wal mart thing
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FOR SALE-I have an extra Rio Mow Extra Heavy 10' Floating tip new in package. 180 grains. $18 shipped in USA. Thanks
I use one of these as a "micro skagit" on my 9' 5 weight. it works.

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This is a really great idea. I will have to try this on a 7'6" 3 weight glass rod I am building. Just saved some money. Thanks.

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Works especially well on 66 to 8 rods.
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I thought of trying it on sh rods, but I have a hard time spending 40 bucks on 10 ft of coated fly line
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