Released to spawn
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Scotland, BC, Norway, Russia - anywhere with fish!
The floating tip used with a Skagit head requires some adjustment in set-up & casting compared to your previous sinking tips.
If you are only using the 'snap' casts (C, T, Z), then just SLOW DOWN between the 'snap' and the forward cast, so it gives the floating tip more time to "grip" the water. Also, not so much power is required in the forward cast with the same length of floating tip as is needed for a sink tip (as there is less 'grip' on water-borne casts for the floating section).
You could also go with a longer floating tip - like 15' instead of 10', AND a longer leader (both additions/adjustments leading to better 'grip' for the water-borne casts).
The other alternative is to use the 'touch & go'/'skip & go' casts (single Spey), but that a whole new learning experience
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