RIO Skagit Max heads cast large flies and the fastest of sinking tips with exceptional ease. The unique weight distribution deeply loads rods for long, powerful casts, while the subtle taper design generates smooth, easy loops and long, long distances.
All Skagit heads are built on an ultra-low stretch core for the maximum in casting and fishing sensitivity.
For best performance, RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:
200 to 400 gr – .024”/.026” shooting line, or 25lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
400 to 550 gr – .030”/.032” shooting line, or 35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
550 to 675 gr – .035”/.037” shooting line, or 44lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
675 gr and heavier – .040”/.042” shooting line, or 50lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
|425gr | 6wt||Float|
|450gr | 6/7wt||Float|
|475gr | 7wt||Float|
|500gr | 7wt||Float|
|525gr | 7/8wt||Float|
|550gr | 7/8wt||Float|
|575gr | 8wt||Float|
|600gr | 8/9wt||Float|
|625gr | 9wt||Float|
|650gr | 9wt||Float|
|675gr | 9/10wt||Float|
|700gr | 10wt||Float|
|725gr | 10/11wt||Float|
|750gr | 11wt||Float|
A NOTE ABOUT RETRIEVE: Reels are designated as either left and or right hand retrieve, which simply refers to the hand used for reeling in line. Modern reels convert easily between right or left hand retrieve. However, it is important for an angler to designate how they want the reel set up before the backing and line are spooled onto the reel. Many right-handed casters use left hand retrieve on their reels so they don’t have to switch hands between casting and fighting a fish. Other anglers prefer to use their dominant hand for both casting and reeling, so they switch hands on the rod after a fish is hooked.