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Single Hand Skagit :
Table of Lengths and Weights of Sink Tips

To achieve a good pairing when using micro-Skagit heads on single handed rods, knowing the length and weight of a sink tip can be vital. Manufacturers don’t usually provide tip weights, and sometimes weights and lengths are not accurate.


I provide accurate lengths and weights for all sink tips I tested, including Rio Replacement Tips, Polyleaders, Rio iMOW and 3-D MOW tips, Airflo Flo tips, OPST Micro tips, and various lengths of T-7, T-8, T-10 and T-11.

The table below provides the lengths and weights of all of the sink tips used in my experiments.


Lengths are in decimal feet and weights are in grains.


Weights were obtained to the nearest 0.01 grams on a scientific scale and then converted to grains by multiplying by a conversion factor (15.4324).


Ranges are based on the measurements from two sink tips.


Polyleaders were measured from the butt to where the nylon core emerged from the coating at the tip.



Table of Lengths and Weights of Sink Tips


Single Hand Skagit - Science behind the magic

+ Where it all began
+ Head design
+ Sink tips
+ Casting heavy sink tips
+ Running lines
+ Reels
+ Rods
+ Intermediate heads
+ Favourite outfits
+ Conclusions
+ Shootout of 12 Skagit Heads I tested
+ Table of Sink Tip Recommendations
+ Table of Lengths and Weights of Sink Tips

Trout Spey

+ How it all began
+ What is Spey casting?
+ Fly lines
+ Single versus two handed rods
+ Favourite Trout Spey outfits
+ Conclusions

Single hand Trout Spey : Getting started with a 9 ft 5wt rod

+ Getting started
+ Rods and Skagit heads
+ Sink tips for Skagit heads
+ Tippet for Skagit heads

Intermediate Skagit heads

+ Hybrid heads
+ Floating tips for Skagit heads
+ Running lines
+ Cost effective approach
+ Learning to Spey cast
+ A final word

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