Two concepts that make my head hurt when I try to think about them together. Skagit Casting, and "too much stick" :hihi:NrthFrk16 said:just keep your leader length down if you are performing skagit casts as you will notice you will end up with too much stick if you fish a typical 15' leader (which I often fish when fishing a dryline on a two-handed rod).
Thanks to Sage's Chris Andersen (he spells his last name wrong), I started trying floating tips with my Skagit lines, a 15' leader and a couple of feet of tippet for the fly. I found exactly what you noted above re casting in really confined areas and areas with zero backcast room with my 5120. I used the 450 Skagit and my 6126 on a very windy day on a bass pond with tight casting quarters. That day, the other members of the local fly club were basically limited to short roll casts or dappling the fly. I was able to get out big flies with the leader, the 15' tip, the 27' head and 4 - 6 rod lengths of running line in areas a spin caster would have problems casting.Robert Meiser said:Hi David,
Don't really know about these lines.
<> But my guys have been using standard 15' WC grain matched floating tips looped to the standard Skagit's all Summer if full dry line work is desired, rather then sink tips.
...And they seem to work very well.
The shorter bellies of the Skagit's looped to a floating tip work perfectly for situations where the longer bellies of the WC and Mid-Speys (for example)become a line management burden for very confined front anchor placement under trees and dense bankside riparian.
Not really sure why one would want a full floating Skagit line with the above option already available <> But Rio must have had enough requests from anglers to justify a production of this line.
How long are these "shorter" leaders?NrthFrk16 said:i have fished one quite a bit on my 13'4" Solstice (the 7/8, 600 grains) and i was impressed with how smoothly it turned over (much more so then the standard rio skagit) as well as it now nicely it single speyed. just keep your leader length down if you are performing skagit casts as you will notice you will end up with too much stick if you fish a typical 15' leader (which I often fish when fishing a dryline on a two-handed rod).
That was really a non descript article/section in that news letter. There was nothing about the grain weights and suggestions of where and how to use the new line besides areas with no real back cast situations.Dornblaser said:I saw that newsletter as well. I was wondering how the Rio line differs from the Vision Ace Shooting Head line (or other shooting head line) in practical, fishing terms?