Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: All Rivers flowing into Georgian Bay
Your our thoughts on the 450 Skagit and tips is spot on in my opinion. That 450 Skagit will handle those tips, no issues.
Regarding Skagit head weights for my Meiser rods, I add 75 grains to the lower grain window number for 5/6/7 weight rods and below. I add 100 grains for the heavier weights, 6/7/8 and up. This is my guideline, it keeps the same "feel" for me and my casting stroke is the same as I switch rods.
Have you Swung a Spey Fly today ??