WTB Looking for a light skagit or Scandi head for Echo 4 weight switch rod...

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  1. GABoy

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    I'm looking for a light skagit or Scandi head for an Echo 4 weight switch rod. Any reccomendations?

    I'm also looking for a nymphing line - Maybe a Rio 4/5 switch line, 6/7 SA steelhead taper, 6/7 Wulff Ambush line.

    Anybody have something similar that they are looking to get rid of?

    Let me know...

    Thanks

    -Alex
     
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    shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

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    A Wulff Ambush makes for a sweet light Skjagit. 20' head.
     
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    Alex, try a WF6F standard line (and perhaps a WF5F and WF7F as well), if you have or can borrow it. That will at least give you a better idea of what weight head properly loads your rod. You might even decide to stay with the one that fits.

    Are you near Rome or Dahlonega? I have family there.
     
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    I have an Echo SR 4 and have spent a lot of time fishing it over the summer. For two handed style casting I really like the Airflo Scandi Compact in 270gr and if I want to throw any kind of light sink tip I like the 275gr RIO Skagit Short. I think both lines match up to the rod really well.

    For single hand casting I have used the Airflo 40+ (6 wt) a lot and have been happy with it. A lot of people say this is also a good line if you want to do some spey casting too but I never was very happy with the results.
     
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    I am on board with Straocaster and short heads. I use a Rio Switch line for nymphing and add a poly leader for swinging streamers.

    Craig H
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    Thanks for the info everybody...

    For scandi, I was looking for something used in the 240-270 range. And something used around 275 for skagit.

    Or if anybody has a used Rio 4/5 switch line or ambush 6 weight line for sale, let me know. I think one of these would probably be ideal for the majority of fishing I plan to do with this rod.

    I have a rio grand 6 weight that I've cast on the rod. It does ok casting single handed once there is a little bit of line out the top... Any type of spey cast, not so much.

    And Nooksack, my house is 20 minutes from Dahlonega... Small world!
     
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    To the top please...

    Still looking for swinging head and/or Indy line for my switch 4 weight...

    Appreciate it!
     
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