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Single Hand Skagit :
Table of sink tip recommendations

The PDF table below contains a list of sink tips appropriate for each floating Skagit head i tested, when used on 9 ft and 9.5 ft rods.


The recommendations are based on each Skagit head conforming to the advertised length and grain weight.


By measuring and weighing each head it is possible to tweak these recommendations using the formulas in the link on head design, especially when making custom tips.


By way of example, a Scout 150 that is 12.2 ft instead of 13.5 ft, as was mine, will manage 8.5 ft of T-8, instead of the recommended 7.5 ft, as well as 9 ft of T-7 and a 10 ft #5 Sink 6 Replacement Tip.


The XS Polyleader listed is the clear intermediate 40lb version, and any 10 ft 50 grain coated leader, e.g. Sonar Leader, should have similar performance.


Lengths and weights of all sink tips listed are provided in 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
+ Sink Tips for Skagit Heads
+ Single versus two handed rods
+ Effective Spey flies for New Zealand Trout and techniques for fishing them
+ 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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