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I'm thinking specifically about the Airflo compact Scandi heads. On a 13 footer that I use most for Atlantics, these heads are fantastic. I'm wondering, given their length, how well they will cast on a 14 footer - i.e. am I going to be able to get a good enough D-loop? Any experiences?
 

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Pulling the anchor is a common problem when using a long rod and a compact head. You can always add length to your leader.
 

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I'm thinking specifically about the Airflo compact Scandi heads. On a 13 footer that I use most for Atlantics, these heads are fantastic. I'm wondering, given their length, how well they will cast on a 14 footer - i.e. am I going to be able to get a good enough D-loop? Any experiences?
If you really like the scandi style and want to go with a longer rod I would consider going with a mid belly line of some sort. These line can be very versitile depending on type(floating, intermediate, sinking, tips etc). Maybe even a long belly. I think you will not find progression difficult.

To use what you have I would tie on a long poly then your leader.

Dan
 

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To use what you have I would tie on a long poly then your leader.

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I think he means polyleader plus tippet. you don't want to add a tapered leader to a tapered poly.

I have tried a 32' head on a 14' rod and using a 14' intermediate poly + 4' tippet I liked it better than w/10' poly or longer mono. but you can adjust your stroke to fit even a less than rod length leader AND a short head. I prefer a head +/- 1ft of the 2.5 X rod length ratio. personally i'd rather be on the long side.


compact is a marketing term. they get longer as the gr wt increases, tho maybe not long enough. 480- 540 is still only 34'
 

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I cast two Skagit heads on a medium action Sage 9150. They worked fine. It seemed strange, but only because Skagit heads/long rods are a rare combination. The cognitive dissonance is cultural, not physical.
 
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