9 comments


  • Good article on a subject close to my heart. As you guys probably know I have been a fan and user of this heavy shooting head system or light skagit(Skandit) right from the start when you sold me your first skagits. It is one of the best systems to fish with and I especially prefer it over the “Scandi’s” when I use bigger tubes and nasty whirling winds. Like the ones that you seem to get on a daily basis when fishing the mighty Teno in northern Finland/Norway.

    June 23, 2013
    • bff

      Jari thanks for your comment, yes you started in the pre-Rage days. Things have changed since then. I’ve been using the skagit intermediate heads since last summer, to start with I didn’t like them, but after I got get dialled in I found I was using them more and more, in fact after the Rage they have become my favourite head.
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
      //S

      June 23, 2013
  • Yep, the intermediates are very nice fishing lines. Just got a call from my friend who caught a double of 9,5kg and 11,5kg salmons in two runs through the same pool while using that line. He was very pleased that I convinced him to buy one:).

    June 24, 2013
    • bff

      Each of those is a good fish but a double…
      … fantastic 😀

      June 24, 2013
  • mads

    I totally agree with the article. When summerfishing, You can reduce grainweight. I use 510 grains on 8/9 rod, but I am still using waterborn anchor with all casts. I did not quite understand if You used touch & go casts as well?

    July 02, 2013
    • bff

      Hi Mads, if I use poly-leaders then I normally use touch and go casts, however if I use heavy sink tips and large flies then I tend to use water-borne anchor casts.
      I will go into the kit I use and the type of casts in the next article.
      Hope I could help.
      Stuart

      July 02, 2013
  • mads

    Hi Stuart
    I will be looking forward to that.
    In the rivers I like the floatent skagit lines, for easy mending, but I have been thinking of an Intermidiate in the salt for sea trout. Have You tried that? Is it harder to lift?

    Regards Mads

    July 02, 2013
    • bff

      Hello Mads, to be honest although they have been on the market now for nearly two years, to my shame I have to admit that I have only just started to use the ECHO Skagit intermediate heads on the coast for sea trout…

      Sure they are not quite as easy to lift as a full floater but Tim Rajeff and Tom Larimer designed the lines with easy lift in mind and as such have a floating “easy lift” zone at the rear of the head – this “zone” makes up approx 25% of the total length of the head.

      The Skagit Int’s are pretty thin and consequently generate high line speed, so you want to drop down in weight by 30grains/2g. By that I mean if you currently use for example a 510grain Skagit Compact then for the same rod I would use a Skagit Int of 480grain.

      Stuart

      July 03, 2013
  • […] thought I'd butt in on this thread … … you might be interested in reading this blog posting and the follow up just here …. … and this one about skagit head rod length ratios. Have fun […]

    August 29, 2013

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