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« on: April 28, 2015, 04:12:14 PM »

Greetings,

I have been overhead casting a 480 grain SA Extreme intermediate head (plus 85grain tip) with a Beulah
8/9 surf rod (works really well) and would like to find an intermediate line for skagit casting on the flats.

Two questions:

1.  More grains for skagit casts?  The line/tip combo I'm using now doesn't seem to load the rod well.
2.  Head length?  Will it make a difference on an 11 ft. rod (20,22,23 ft)?

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Regards
Squish


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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 10:09:30 PM »

Greetings,

I have been overhead casting a 480 grain SA Extreme intermediate head (plus 85grain tip) with a Beulah
8/9 surf rod (works really well) and would like to find an intermediate line for skagit casting on the flats.

Two questions:

1.  More grains for skagit casts?  The line/tip combo I'm using now doesn't seem to load the rod well.
2.  Head length?  Will it make a difference on an 11 ft. rod (20,22,23 ft)?

Long time visitor, first post.

Regards
Squish




An 11 foot 8/9 weight will need 550+ grains in a Skagit head of about 18 feet.  Rio and Airflo make great switch lines.  I like the Skagit Max Short from Rio and the Skagit Switch from Airflo.  Check with the manufacturer for the grain window.

JM

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 01:33:43 PM »

JM,

Thank you for the reply.

Based on what I have been overhead casting with I went with 560 grains
(not including tip).  A pretty good guess since your suggestion is roughly
the same.  However, the head length is 23 feet (SA Skagit extreme int.).
It seems to handle okay with my limited experiece, but I can see where a
shorter head would be best.

My goal was to find a full intermediate as short as possible, and for the time
being SA, as far as I know, is the only company offering full intermediate heads.

The only other option is cutting down a heavier head but I have no clue
where to begin or if it is really necessary.

I think for now it might be best to see what I can do with what I've got.

Thanks again

Squish

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 10:13:43 PM »

Airflo and Rio offer intermediate skagit heads.  Rio offers a Skagit iMax short, an intermediate short skagit head at 20 feet.

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