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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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Skagit grain weight

Got a 550 skagit head for my 12.5 Loomis Classic 9/10 and now looking for skagit head for my 11.5 Loomis Classic 8/9, what grain weight should i be getting ?. 475 or 500 ?

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The very best is to be able to try a few out around the suggested weights. What fits you best may not work for me or my buddy. If you were closer, you could ask Poppy at Red Shed to send you a few to try. There probably is someone close with one of those near you to try.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 02:27 PM
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I have a Rio 475gr Skagit short for sale in the classified section that would probably work great on that rod..
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 02:44 PM
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Rio recommendations

Just attended a Steelhead clininc and was provided a 14 page listing of line recommendations for Skagit, Scandi & Spey line weight by grain's.

The list was produced by Rio, unfortunately it did not cover your Loomis 11.5 8/9 Classic, bet if you contacted them they would have a suggestion.

Good luck.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 09:23 AM
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Are you using this setup for the upper Clyde? Smaller flies, lighter tips? I'd go to the lighter line rating. I find I even go below the lighter rating with skagit lines when not chucking monstrous flies.
Like what the other guys say......what works for me might not work for you. But if you are fishing the upper, you'll want to think of presentation also, and what a big fat chunky skagits going to be like on that water.


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