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Rio Skagit Lines


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Skagit lines/heads are short and heavy - even shorter than Scandinavian lines in most cases; working on a ratio of less than three times the rod length. Skagit lines do need a front tip added (whether floating or sinking) before they are ready to fish. They are the newest design of spey line on the market and the strength of Skagit lines is that they lift weight very easily. Anyone fishing large or heavy flies will find nothing casts these easier than a Skagit line. Likewise, a fast sinking tip is far easier to cast on the end of a Skagit line than either of the other two types. Also, as Skagit heads are so short, they are the easiest of all spey line designs to cast, and certainly the best for the tightest of back casting spaces.

The disadvantage with Skagit lines is that they don't have the same kind of presentation as the other two types, and tend to be clunkier when they land. Because they are so short, they also have a lot of stripping in after each cast has fished out.

rio_skagit_lines.jpg RIO Skagit Max Head !
$54.95
Easy ID Loops; Front-End + Back-End Welded Loops
  • 425gr - 750gr in 25gr increments
  • Length: 23-25'
  • Color: Teal / Orange

  • New for 2014. The easiest casting, most powerful Skagit head ever made.
  • Ultra-low stretch core for the best in casting and fishing sensitivity
  • Easy loading design
  • Printed ID system on the rear of the head for quick recognition
  • High viz rear loop.


  • rio_skagit_lines.jpg RIO Skagit Max Short Head !
    $54.95
    Easy ID Loops; Front-End + Back-End Welded Loops
  • 200gr - 625gr in 25gr increments
  • Length: 17-20'
  • Color: Teal / Orange

  • New for 2014. The easiest casting, most powerful Skagit head ever made.
  • Ultra-low stretch core for the best in casting and fishing sensitivity
  • Easy loading design
  • Printed ID system on the rear of the head for quick recognition
  • High viz rear loop.


  • rio_skagit_versitip.jpg RIO Skagit Max VersiTip Fly Line !
    $169.95
    Front-End + Back-End Welded Loops
  • Color: Teal / Orange
  • Length: 20-25'

  • New for 2014. A complete, ready-to-go package for the Skagit angler.
    Includes Skagit Max Shooting Head, ConnectCore shooting line, 3 sizes of Skagit MOW tips (10' Float, 5' Float/5' Sink, 10' Sink)

    rio_skagit_lines.jpg RIO Skagit iFlight Head
    $54.95
  • 450gr - 750gr in 25gr increments
  • Length: 22-23'
  • Color: Clear Camo/Pale Orange

  • Powerful, easy casting intermediate head designed to cast sink tips and large flies with the utmost ease.
    Easy casting, deep loading design for effortless casts
    Powerful front end casts fast sinking tips and large flies
    Slow sinking intermediate tip for deeper and slower presentations
    ID printed rear loop for fast head recognition

    rio_skagit_lines.jpg RIO Skagit iShort Head !
    $54.95
  • 350gr - 575gr in 25gr increments
  • Length: 18-20'
  • Color: Clear Camo/Pale Orange

  • Powerful, easy casting F/intermediate head designed shorter Spey rods, Switch rods and single-handed rods
    Easy casting, deep loading design for effortless casts
    For tight casting situations
    For shorter spey, switch, or single hand casting rod
    ID printed rear loop for fast head recognition

    rio_skagit_mow_tips.jpg RIO Skagit MOW Tips - Light
    $19.95
    Front-End & Back-End Welded Loops
  • Light - for 475gr and Lighter
  • Length: 10-12.5'
  • Color: White, White/Black
  • Individual or Kit

  • Skagit MOW Tips are exceptionally easy casting, fish catching machines.
    Multitude of tip lengths and sink rates to cover every situation
    Perfect addition to all Skagit lines
    Named after Skagit maestros Mike McCune, Scott O’Donnell and Ed Ward
    Precision depth control has never been easier


    rio_skagit_mow_tips.jpg RIO Skagit iMOW Tips - Light !
    $19.95
    Front-End & Back-End Welded Loops
  • Light - for 475gr and Lighter
  • Length: 10-12.5'
  • Color: Trans White, Trans White/Black
  • Individual or Kit

  • The intermediate section creates a fantastic transition between a floating Skagit head and the fast sinking tip.
    A perfect addition to RIO's new intermediate tip Skagit iFlight


    rio_skagit_mow_tips.jpg RIO Skagit MOW Tips - Medium
    $19.95
    Front-End & Back-End Welded Loops
  • Medium - for 475-575gr
  • Length: 10-12.5'
  • Color: Green, Greeen/Black
  • Individual or Kit

  • Skagit MOW Tips are exceptionally easy casting, fish catching machines.
    Multitude of tip lengths and sink rates to cover every situation
    Perfect addition to all Skagit lines
    Named after Skagit maestros Mike McCune, Scott O’Donnell and Ed Ward
    Precision depth control has never been easier


    rio_skagit_mow_tips.jpg RIO Skagit iMOW Tips - Medium !
    $19.95
    Front-End & Back-End Welded Loops
  • Medium - for 475-575gr
  • Length: 10-12.5'
  • Color: Trans Green, Trans Green/Black
  • Individual or Kit

  • The intermediate section creates a fantastic transition between a floating Skagit head and the fast sinking tip.
    A perfect addition to RIO's new intermediate tip Skagit iFlight


    rio_skagit_mow_tips.jpg RIO Skagit MOW Tips - Heavy
    $19.95
    Front-End & Back-End Welded Loops
  • Heavy - for 575gr and Heavier
  • Length: 10-12.5'
  • Color: Blue, Blue/Black
  • Individual or Kit

  • Skagit MOW Tips are exceptionally easy casting, fish catching machines.
    Multitude of tip lengths and sink rates to cover every situation
    Perfect addition to all Skagit lines
    Named after Skagit maestros Mike McCune, Scott O’Donnell and Ed Ward
    Precision depth control has never been easier


    rio_skagit_mow_tips.jpg RIO Skagit iMOW Tips - Heavy !
    $19.95
    Front-End & Back-End Welded Loops
  • Heavy - for 575gr and Heavier
  • Length: 10-12.5'
  • Color: Trans Blue, Trans Blue/Black
  • Individual or Kit

  • The intermediate section creates a fantastic transition between a floating Skagit head and the fast sinking tip.
    A perfect addition to RIO's new intermediate tip Skagit iFlight


    rio_skagit_mow_tips.jpg RIO Skagit MOW Tips - Extra Heavy !
    $19.95
    Front-End & Back-End Welded Loops
  • Extra Heavy - for 675gr and Heavier
  • Length: 10-12.5'
  • Color: Blue, Blue/Black
  • Individual or Kit

  • Skagit MOW Tips are exceptionally easy casting, fish catching machines.
    Multitude of tip lengths and sink rates to cover every situation
    Perfect addition to all Skagit lines
    Named after Skagit maestros Mike McCune, Scott O’Donnell and Ed Ward
    Precision depth control has never been easier


    rio_spey_versileader.jpg RIO Spey Versileaders
    $11.95
    High tenacity nylon core leaders, coated with a super low modulus polymer mixture with different density options.
    6', 10', 15' or kits

    rio_skagit_lines.jpg RIO - Skagit Short Head
    $49.95 $39.99 On Sale!
    Front-End + Back-End Welded Loops
  • 275gr - 625gr
  • Length: 20'
  • Color: Green

  • A short head version of the popular Skagit lines.
    Designed for shorter two handed, single handed, and switch rods with the perfect length ratio for 9-11 foot rods
    Ideal for rods between #5 and #9 in size
    RIO's 10ft Skagit MOW Tips as the best tips for the Skagit Short lines
    Most power (grains per foot) of any Skagit head


    Stock Limited - subject to change
    rio_skagit_lines.jpg RIO - Skagit Flight Head
    $49.95 $39.99 On Sale!
    Front-End + Back-End Welded Loops
  • 350gr - 750gr in 25gr increments
  • Length: 22-31'
  • Color: Pale Orange

  • Skagit Flight Shooting Heads are the very ultimate design in Skagit casting.
    Effortless casting strokes and sweet, tight loops
    Loads rods deeply and easily
    Subtle front taper that ensures energy flows smoothly to the tip
    Front end has a thick tip that packs a big punch and easily lifts out heavy tips and large flies with ease
    Use with RIO’s Skagit MOW Tips


    Stock Limited - subject to change

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