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I am just curious what people are using as far as a skagit head on this rod....right now I have a 450 grain skagit switch from Airflo on it...feels a tad heavy to me...anyone else fishing a 450 grain skagit on this rod?? what are some other recommendations?? Thanks.
 

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I am just curious what people are using as far as a skagit head on this rod....right now I have a 450 grain skagit switch from Airflo on it...feels a tad heavy to me...anyone else fishing a 450 grain skagit on this rod?? what are some other recommendations?? Thanks.
450 seems a tad light? Just my honest opinion.
 

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I may have to agree with Nate that 450gr may be too light for your Cross S1 7wt.

I have the Cross S1 6wt (12'2") and uses 450gr and 475gr RIO Skagit Max plus 10ft of T11. I actually find the rod loads better with the 475gr. Hence, I would think the 7wt would probably do well with 500-525gr at least?

See 0:18 to 0:25 in the following video on the Cross S1 6wt casting a 475gr Skagit line : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNAYRKvCv-g&list=UUlDIBuSTKGOIdRnqmjuVxdg
 

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I don't have the switch, I have the 7120 but I can't imagine anything over 475 would be good on the rod. I'd try 420, the same gr weight I use on my spey rod
 

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I may have to agree with Nate that 450gr may be too light for your Cross S1 7wt.

I have the Cross S1 6wt (12'2") and uses 450gr and 475gr RIO Skagit Max plus 10ft of T11. I actually find the rod loads better with the 475gr. Hence, I would think the 7wt would probably do well with 500-525gr at least?

See 0:18 to 0:25 in the following video on the Cross S1 6wt casting a 475gr Skagit line : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNAYRKvCv-g&list=UUlDIBuSTKGOIdRnqmjuVxdg
this is the 10' 7'' 7 weight switch rod...it's not the 7 weight two hander.
 

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I owned this rod for a while. I had a 450 skagit switch and it was a rocket. If anything it was a tad heavy for some people. You will like the 420 or 450 skagit switch.
 
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