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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best Multi tip System Advice...

Same scenario again and again, the clueless new guy..........I'm sort of new at Spey casting but I'm getting better....I want to ask for a multi tip set up for my Sage 7141 for XMas from my wife. I live in Massachusetts where the rivers are not very wide and I do take an occasional trip to the Pac NW........I'm thinking that I'd stick with the usual Windcutter 8/9/10 with tips but now I'm hearing rumblings about something new and improved from the Airflow Delta line. Maybe there's something different out there all together better. I just don't get all the technical jargon I read from time to time and I'm not experienced enough to make my own......just want some simple suggestions.......Thanks in advance...Sped
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 07:44 PM
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go deep.

i have same rod i think. fast rod and for me as a beginner the windcutter you mention is the line i use and is balanced for my beginner moves. so far my serious fishing involves tring to get deeper and still keep line in graceful tone. if you already have a floater look into balanced sink tip with ability to put it by their noses for winter practice. good luck and lucky you for a nice gift.
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I think all the multi tips are good and can accomplish the same thing. I have both AIRFLO and RIO lines and like them both.

If you are using heavy flies and heavy sink tips you might consider a skagit line - shorter than the windcutter with alot more mass - this is a floating line that you then attach any tips you want includiing T-14. The skagit line system is very easy to cast - not necessarily poetry in motion but a great fishing tool for winter conditions and is not a bad system even for summer conditions with floating tips. If you go this way, have your wife also get you the new RIO DVD - it has a couple of great segments on it on casting skagit style and great info on all casting styles.

Not sure what line you currently have but if it is a traditional WC you can easily cut it at around 15 feet and install loops and just buy tips! But if you are looking for a Christmas present
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I love the Delta tips lines and I use a 7/8 a great deal for steelhead fishing.. That being said, I believe the more versatile line is a WC VersiTip in that you can remove the center section and have an overhead line.

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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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O.K. my .02

I'm a big fan of Skagit lines. And for several reasons that you have mentioned, (smaller rivers, just starting with Spey) I would reccomend a Skagit line & tips setup for you. Unfortunatley, Skagit lines are not sold as multi-tip lines like the Windcutter is.

In order to use a Windcutter tips line as a Skagit line, you would have to purchase a line one or two sizes heavier and use it without the center section. This would bring the weight back down to what is right for your rod.

The other alternative (for obtaining a Skagit line) would be to get in touch with Poppy at Red Shed, or Aaron at River Run Anglers (both sponsors) and see what they could come up with. Well worth the price of a phone call.

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Unfortunatley, Skagit lines are not sold as multi-tip lines like the Windcutter is.
The new SA Skagit Deluxe is available as a multi-tip. Haven't heard much in regards to how it casts though.
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The new SA Skagit Deluxe is available as a multi-tip. Haven't heard much in regards to how it casts though.

I thought it cast just fine.

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Soooooo.....

I understand your suggestions of the Skagit set up......not thrilled with cutting and looping anything myself.....and don't just want another line that is a sinker........I still think I just want a multi tip system....comparing the multi tip systems of Airflo and WC are there any other plusses and minuses to purchacing either? Sped
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The new SA Skagit Deluxe is available as a multi-tip. Haven't heard much in regards to how it casts though.

I just cannot find it...
could you give me some suggestions where?
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I still think I just want a multi tip system....comparing the multi tip systems of Airflo and WC are there any other plusses and minuses to purchacing either? Sped

From my point of view they are both great lines that would serve your needs well. The reason I give a couple extra points to the WC VersiTip is because you live in New England and might possibly want to use that rod for surf casting in the salt where I think the WC with the center section removed would make a great overhead line, either floating or tips.

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Windcutter/Skagit

O.K. Here is one way to go. Get the 7/8/9 WC tips line. Use the whole line (all three sections) with whatever tip you want for normal Spey casting. Remove the center section and use only the body and a tip for overhead casting.
You with me so far?
If & when you want a Skagit line, you can either purchase a Skagit line. Or you can purchase the body only section of a 9/10/11 WC line. With either of these lines, use the tips from the WC 7/8/9 line.

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I just cannot find it...
could you give me some suggestions where?
thanx,
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Try MJC's shop: www.redshedflyshop.com, or check out: http://www.flyfishusa.com/lines/Mast...ey.html#Skagit.

I've read in a few posts here that they aren't available yet in stores, but I had one in my hands a month ago in Smithers. What's the scoop? Can you get them Stateside?
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