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Hello.

So, I've been fishing a 28' 240 or 29' 270 Scandi Compact on my 3 weight 11'7" 3 weight Anderson ACR for several years now and loving it for swinging.

I'd like to try a short skagit with it and am interested in hearing what others may be using with this rod, in terms of grain weight and length. I'm leaning toward a 15' 270 Skagit Scout, maybe the 300.

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Hello.

So, I've been fishing a 28' 240 or 29' 270 Scandi Compact on my 3 weight 11'7" 3 weight Anderson ACR for several years now and loving it for swinging.

I'd like to try a short skagit with it and am interested in hearing what others may be using with this rod, in terms of grain weight and length. I'm leaning toward a 15' 270 Skagit Scout, maybe the 300.

Thanks.

Tom
Tom, if your fishing does not reguire to use Skagit belly as an indicator you could keep casting as light sinking shooting heads as those your floating heads are?

You could put together 10ft of T14 as a rear belly and 15ft of T8 tip to get 25ft 260gr shooting head which sinks very fast and casts as light as your floating heads.

Casting vise the Skagit line does not need to be heavier than Skandi head the tip included. But if you want to fish bigger fly or do longer casts then casting a heavier line incease performance.

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I’ve been using the Rio Skagit Max Short, 250 grains at 17’. It works well with the 55 grain Rio 10’ replacement tips.
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ACR 3wt

No exactly the same rod, but I use the ACR 11' 3wt. I've used the 150gr 12' OPST Commando for soft hackles. 175gr and 200gr for bigger flies. 10' tips are my choice for this rod. Polyleaders, Versi-leaders and light MOWS.
 

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You might give the guys at Headhunters a shout. I see they are carrying Anderson rods and they could give you some ideas. They are super helpful.

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Thanks for all the good suggestions. Clearly I need to learn more about matching the new short skagit heads to light rods.

Thanks

Tom
 

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What flies, type of river, distance of cast and what type of fish are you working this system up for? I use the mass moves mass theory when selecting the type of line needed.
 

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I just spent the afternoon with my ACR 1173 and the Skagit Scout 270gr tossing light iMow tips. The 270gr scout is a pretty darn good match for the rod and it turns over the light iMOW tips well, but even with my slow poke stroke I would not go any heavier.
 

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Thanks Fireroad;very helpful.

I was had in mind a 270 Skagit Scout, but had lately been thinking about a 240 Skagit Scout, with the idea I could also use it on a 6 wt single hand rod.

Do you think a 240 might be too light for that rod?

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Thanks Fireroad;very helpful.

I was had in mind a 270 Skagit Scout, but had lately been thinking about a 240 Skagit Scout, with the idea I could also use it on a 6 wt single hand rod.

Do you think a 240 might be too light for that rod?

Tom
Hi Tom - Depending on casting style, stroke tempo, and what tips you are using I don't see why the 240gr would not work, but....

I usually preference my recommendations by letting folks know I have a super slow stroke and only skagit cast (circle c, double spey, and perry poke) so folks with faster strokes can drop down a size from me and find it to be a better fit. When going from scandi to skagit heads the popular theory these days is to increase your weight from 25 to 50 gr. I don't follow that formula (at least not with the Rage heads) so I am going to make a semi-educated guess and say if you like your 240 scandi better than your 270 you might like the 240 scout better than the 270.
 
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