Demystifying Skagit and Scandi Heads

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There has been a lot of talk over the last few years regarding the differences between skagit and scandi lines, and still at times there is quite a bit of confusion. This week Wednesday Sexyloops topic makes the differences simple, Skagit and Scandi Simplified. This article was written by our very own K2Flyfisher. I suggest you all check it out.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
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Is that a Vosseler and a Steelhead in the same money shot? Double drool. Thanks for the article link. Seeking demystification is my path to wander. I think this is a great article.
 

inland

Active Member
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Better not let Ed find this article ;) ...he will have a field day with the huge ommission in the Skagit description.

William
 

Matt Burke

Active Member
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Everybody's an expert.
Yeah! What's Ed got? Just kidding Mr. Ward. Even that Canadian Michelle Kinnay aka Mike Kinney will be asking me, who the hell is Chow and Davidachex? I'm going to say, man I don't know nuttin. I'm a dumb old overheader. When we gonna fish, Mike? Nice work though. I envy those that can put it into words.
 
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I like this simply put. Tell Brian great job! Now that I have both a scandi and a skagit I understand it well due to trial and error. I look forward to using the scandi for the dries this summer! Thanks for sharing Mike!
 

FT

Active Member
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William,

Someone ought to tell the Scandanavians that they can't cast large flies and tubes on Scandi lines or heavy sinking head Scandi lines either, since apparently Scandi lines are only good for casting small flies and dry lines or very slow sinking and light sinktips. As Kerry said, "Everybody's and expert."
 

Itchy Dog

Some call me Kirk Werner
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It's all very clear to me now, but for the life of me I can't find the Scandi River in the WDFW regs.

When does it open?
 
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William,

Someone ought to tell the Scandanavians that they can't cast large flies and tubes on Scandi lines or heavy sinking head Scandi lines either, since apparently Scandi lines are only good for casting small flies and dry lines or very slow sinking and light sinktips. As Kerry said, "Everybody's and expert."
Apparently you forgot to read this, "To get flies very deep, a full sinking shooting head is typically employed. " You might want to take a peak at Guideline's Power Density Double Density Shooting Heads for the two hander. While you are at it, you might want to find out who Brian is and why certain members of the Federation of Fly Fishers have asked Brian to do talks on this very topic. But as you said, "Everybody's and expert." ;)