We’ve told you in the past about how to cut back Skagit heads to match your switch rods – something we’ve had to do to get a good casting setup for rods like the Scott Fiberhammer or the Sage 5110-4 Z-Axis. Modern Skagit heads (with a real front taper) just weren’t available in lengths that worked well with switch rods.
Here at IFTD we learned that those days may be over. Airflo just introduced their Skagit Switch heads, and they’re exactly what we’d want them to be – shorter versions of their Skagit Compact heads, designed just for switch rods.
They’re 18 to 20 feet long in grain weights from 360 to 540. They’ve got the some basic taper design as the Skagit Compact. They should be able to throw heavy flies and up to 12 feet of T-14 without a problem. Perfect! We’ve got samples and we can’t wait to try ’em out.
IFTD ends today, so we’re back to our normal daily posting schedule tomorrow. We’ll tell you about a bunch more stuff from the show over the next couple of months. Thanks for following our IFTD posts!
P.S. We learned yesterday that IFTD is moving to New Orleans next year. Think we’re looking forward to that? Buckle up, Big Easy.