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Hi from UK going get in to skagit casting, my rod is a Bloke 12ft-6 7/8 dont fancy guessing and wasting time and money any advice on which skagit line, length of sink tip to use on this rod.hope someone can help thanks in advance
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Airflo Skagit comp 510 to 570 grains, depending on what works best on the rod for you. Tips anywhere from 8 to 15 feet. Again- totally dependent on what length works best and how long you can handle.
 

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Switch Rod help

Please bear with me with explanation if I'm not clear. I bought a Beulah 6/7Classic Switch rod with a Echo Reel. The fly shop owner set me up with a Scientific Anglers Dragon Tail 120ft shooting line along with a Airflow Tactical Shooting Head, Skagit switch float. 390 grains, and I think a T14 tip. I need help to understand all of this. I took a lesson in his back yard but when I hit the water I couldn't do jack. Over head cast is great but the rest is poor at best.
I use my Rio Virsa tips with my standard 7wt. What does the T14 mean. Explain the language please. I also have been looking at what Beulah recommends on the web site. Am I to heave for a virgin or what. HELP PLEASE:Eyecrazy:

Kevin


Crap I didn't mean to hijack your post. I will repost this.
 

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Hi from UK going get in to skagit casting, my rod is a Bloke 12ft-6 7/8 dont fancy guessing and wasting time and money any advice on which skagit line, length of sink tip to use on this rod.hope someone can help thanks in advance
Walt
Walt,
I'm a big fan of Airflo Skagit Switch heads on rods 12'6 and under. I even fish them on rods as long as 13'3. Not knowing Bloke rods, my best guess would be a 510 gr or a 540 gr Skagit Switch. If your rod is slower action, go 510 gr -If its faster action I'd line it with a 540 gr.

Happy casting!
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Hey Tom

Don´t you think it will be difficult with a skagitnewbee to use a skagit switch on a 12´6´´ rod. I think it will be difficult not to blow the anchor? Or how do one (I) avoid that?

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I use Skagit shorts (20') on rods to 13'3" with no problems - just really need to let off the gas and keep your stroke very compact and don't put in a lift at the end of your D loop formation - it is almost effortless casting short heads
 
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