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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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So with alot of picking around and only a few days in civilization and alot of looking around on the Internet, I finally came across suggested grain weight for a skagit line for my echo classic 10'9 5 wt switch rod which on the rod recommends staying within 270 to 330 grain window, I went on to rajeff sports and found a recommendation for skagit compact or switch between 360 and 390 so my question now is should I go for the ladder half or the lower, another funny thing was my rod came outfitted with 300 ragecomp when it's recommended for rage comp is in the same window as skagit, while the Scandi comp is the one down in the 270 to 330 range
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Thumbs up +1 to what harley said.

Very few rods that Steve doesn't know 'inside and out.' AND he custom builds all of his lines. You get exactly what you need for the type of fishing you want to do.

For 'talking purposes' lets say the rod wants 270 grains, no problem, BUT how these will be spread out over a Skagit, Scandi, Mid-belly, etc., will be quite different. Get ready for your first long conversation with Steve.




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Have tried that rod with a 360 skagit - was fine. Doesn't matter so much plus or minus a bit for a skagit. With a skagit maybe take the heavier when in doubt. If you decide you want a scandi then do get one for that rod from steve. It will be awesome, and he can tell you, or even provide you, the tips to use on it too.
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have you tried casting the rod with the Rage and if so did you like it? if you did this might be your answer

Folks keep saying use a heavier Skagit and a lighter scandi - this make sense only if you plan on using sustained anchor casting with the Skagit and touch and go with the scandi. If you plan on using the same casting technique for both then this assumption may not hold. Remember that with the Skagit you are not adding the weight of the tip.

Typically if using a floating tip with Skagit, it is suggested to step down some so this might make sense that you do step down a bit with a scandi. I will often use the same weight line system no matter what line I am casting as I typically use sustained anchor casting. That being said, over the last year I have really begun stepping down in grain weight on rods and am still very happy with their casting characteristics. As an example, I have the Anglers Roost 12' 2/3 wt and have been using a 330 Rage on it. Recently I put on a custom made 250 grain Skagit that Mike M made for that rod and love it. All depends on where you are loading the rod
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have you tried casting the rod with the Rage and if so did you like it? if you did this might be your answer

Folks keep saying use a heavier Skagit and a lighter scandi - this make sense only if you plan on using sustained anchor casting with the Skagit and touch and go with the scandi. If you plan on using the same casting technique for both then this assumption may not hold. Remember that with the Skagit you are not adding the weight of the tip.

Typically if using a floating tip with Skagit, it is suggested to step down some so this might make sense that you do step down a bit with a scandi. I will often use the same weight line system no matter what line I am casting as I typically use sustained anchor casting. That being said, over the last year I have really begun stepping down in grain weight on rods and am still very happy with their casting characteristics. As an example, I have the Anglers Roost 12' 2/3 wt and have been using a 330 Rage on it. Recently I put on a custom made 250 grain Skagit that Mike M made for that rod and love it. All depends on where you are loading the rod
I have tried the rage and it's good for tossing bigish flies for me as a beginner, my rod came outfitted with a 300 ragecomp head, but doesn't toss sinktips very well, I actually talked to an echo Rep the other day and said the rage line was more suited for surface or sub surface fishing as specially for a beginner, I ended up getting a skagit compact head 360gr with an 8ft t7 sink tip
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