Several manufactures produce floating tips that can be attached to Skagit heads to produce floating head systems.
After experimenting extensively with factory and custom floating tips on a variety of Skagit Heads, I do not recommend this approach for the following reasons:
1. Since the tip becomes part of the head, one needs to reduce the weight of the Skagit head to compensate, so one may as well put on a Hybrid head.
2. Floating tips are often overpowered by a Skagit head, so the head system does not cast as smoothly as a Hybrid head, and presentation is nowhere as good.
3. Floating tips usually have thicker loops at the butt ends than sinking tips, resulting in loop-to-loop connections that stick in the guides when fighting fish.
Single hand Trout Spey : Getting started with a 9 ft 5wt rod
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|+||Cost effective approach|
|+||Learning to Spey cast
|+||A final word
What is Trout Spey
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Single Hand Skagit - Science behind the magic
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