Monday, September 5, 2011
Airflo's skagit switch compact head
I matched it with a #7 Echo SR switch rod and it worked perfectly on it. It worked really well with all types of casts and was a pleasure to use. Tight loops and very good distance when you want it and precision and control even with heavy tips and large flies when the need arises. This is a bizarre line in a way that you can get very good distance from it without having a D-loop? You can just lift it, turn it and shoot it out 20m+ while having the line + tip in front of you in the water? It also flies very well with an overhead cast so it seems like its a real do it all line.
I tried it with many tips ranging from a floater to a 16' T-11 tip. To my somewhat suprise it worked very well with everything? Most of the skagit's that I've used this far don't perform very well with a floating tip, so this was a very nice suprise. A nice suprise was also that it could handle a 16' T-11 tip with a 5" flash fly - I would have guessed that the 420gr would have been too light for tips like that, but I guess I was wrong.
I caught a bunch of pike on it, so the cats were happy about the new line too:)
A very nice line that I assume will give me a lot of fish in BC...