The Tonic V2 is Beulah’s Compact Skagit style switch and spey floating head. Like the Elixir V2, we have made a few improvements. We re-engineered the loops, changed the line color, and added line ID on the front loop to help keep you organized. Slight improvements to the head taper will also improve turn over and casting control for bullet shaped loops even while you are casting up to 15 feet of T-14 and a bunny leech. This head is a workhorse; designed to satisfy your sink tip and large/heavy fly needs. For switch try sinking tips 6-10’ in the 60-110 grain window; for spey use tips in the 6-15’ range with a grain window of 60-168 grains depending on rod weight. We offer the Tonic in both switch and spey grain sizes and lengths.
Beulah’s Tonic V2 Heads have been designed to be just over 2 times rod length this allows for sink tips in a wide full range of lengths and grain weights combined with moderate to large and heavy flies to be presented with ease and grace. These lines are generally designed to cast with sustained anchor techniques including the Snap “T” or “C” and Double Spey. With the right touch, splash and go casts like Single Speys and Snake Rolls aren’t out of the question.
How is Beulah’s Tonic V2 different from most other Skagit style Heads? Most Skagit style heads are designed with the majority of the profile as a large diameter with out much taper to move the mass of sink tips and large/heavy flies. Crude, effective, but,…..not pretty. Beulah’s new Tonic V2 can be dissected into four areas of line profile to improve casting, control and line flight: A Short Rear steep taper that connects to your running line allows for the line to quickly collapse into bullet shaped tight loops. The rear taper then melds into the belly or body of the line which carries the majority of the lines weight (in grains) close to your rod tip allowing for instant load, and the ability to work tight casting spaces. From there, the lines feature a condensed continuous taper to a large diameter tip which connects to and handles all of your sink tip and large or heavy fly needs.
The short rear taper of the Tonic Shooting Head defines the bullet shaped loop as soon as it leaves the water. Once airborne, the condensed large diameter front taper turns the line over allowing for the concentrated mass in the tip of the line to zero in on its target.
The Tonic features a Supple line material for low to no memory, and ease of line management in all weather conditions. This line features a Pumpkin Orange color, allowing for maximum visibility in a wide variety of conditions. The front and back of the head feature factory welded loops for easy change up between heads and tips.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
From light intermediate tips with summer flies to the heavy winter tips and large flies, the Beulah Tonic will get it done with style and grace.