Thanks for the input Wetwader. This is exactly the kind of info I was hoping to hear. Does the light scandi versileader/sink tip combination generate line speed comparable to the float tip with a mono leader? Sounds like it would... which is exactly what I'm trying to achieve.
the sinktips are a lot faster, compared to the Floating tip or your Scandi Full Floater.
The higher the density, the thinner and faster they are from sink 3, sink 6 (to sink 8). A lot faster!
They cut through the wind much better with more power and higher velocity.
That’s why I „need“ Polyleaders/Versileaders to slow them down for better presentation, at least for my expectations. It adds distance also.
Just add 4-5 ft of tippet to the Polyleader of 10‘ or a little more, depending on sinktip, fly and fishing situation.
Compared to the use of a tapered Mono leader of 12‘ (+ a „victim piece“ of 2 ft and a tippet of 3 ft) that’s around the same length.
Of course this is very flexible as long as we are willing to adapt the casting.
Just give it a go and use the same stroke with some adaptions. More of adaption is only needed for the lift, because of the deeper digging sinktips and additional weight of Polyleaders.
If you prefer unweighted or smart weighted flies, what you obviously do, it’s also a benefit by a more straight line path with a Polyleader. Something like a 3D line if we want to say so. As far as possible combinations of tips and Polyleaders are used...
It’s a very well adaptable line system of sinktips and Polyleaders.
If it is adapted well and some proper technique is given, it can result in a longtime grin, even without a fish.
But the SVT/SSVT is also one of the best lines for „lightweight“ waterborne casts.
Just to be said, if fishing situations needs something else than touch and go casts.
I use a lot of different Scandi lines, but all together, this system is hard to beat in versatility and casting performance, especially in the lower line classifications.
But take the Rio
Scandi light Versileaders. They are complementing the SVT/SSVT in #6 up to #8 for best results.
Hope this is of further help.
Good luck and tight lines !