New term

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by KerryS, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Skandit


    Really? Is it really needed?
  2. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Yes, apparently so.
  3. DLoop Creating memories one cast at a time

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    Skandit

    ..what someone says after they place a letter in a scanner and hit the go button?

    :)
  4. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    trying to cast skagit style with a scandi setup?
  5. bouface Member

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    Specifically refers to a line system, including skagit head which can have a floating tip added to turn it into a longer scandi head. Toward the bottom of the page here: http://www.meiserflyrods.com/speyshop.php

    In relevant part:

  6. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Oh gee thanks for the definition. WTF?

    This has been done by people for freakin' years. It isn't anything new.

    Another useless techno babble bullshit term that basically means jackcrap except to get people to buy something else most don't know how to use or even need.:clown::ray1:
  7. sashjo Member

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    Wow, I didn't know I was Skandit-ing for years! Thought I was just being too lazy to change lines.
  8. Panhandle Active Member

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    I don’t care how you shake it, its still skagit casting. Adding a floating tip to a skagit head is just that, nothing more or less. Jesus H. Christ!!!!
  9. shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

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    What if I 'touch-n-go' my skagit head? What then?? Employed tecnique defines the cast more so than manufacturers labels. Can't believe I was sucked into posting on another 'opinions' thread :hmmm:
  10. bouface Member

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    While many folks are using a floating tip with their skagit heads, one aspect of the scandit system that is unique is using different polyleaders off of the floating tip, instead of the usual leader and tippet.

    Not saying it's a revolution and I don't need another line system, but I'll pick up a some polyleaders and give it a go.
  11. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    No.... it is not needed.....
  12. attack Member

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    I invented attack style casting....I suggest everyone take note
  13. Big K1 Large Member

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    Not needed.
  14. Salmo_g Active Member

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    So technically speaking, WTF difference is there between a "poly leader" and a sink tip, or intermediate, or floating, etc.? Poly leaders ain't T-14, but the bunch I bought are still just sink tips of another color, but not function.

    Sg
  15. Big Tuna Member

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    A better question is, "Who cares?"
  16. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    So skanditlous!
  17. _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    From what I have seen the few times I looked at them is that they are lighter in the grains/foot department. Now this comes in handy for building my 3wt spey line. My 3wt two hander is a flyweight spey - or- "Fley Rod" to coin a term. :)
  18. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    I already have skagit and scandi heads for my rod. I guess its off to buy a skandit head now. If it's new, I need to get one.

    Wayne
  19. KerryS Ignored Member

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    fleys are for gheys
  20. Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    Salmo_G, sinking poly leaders are sink tips, no more or less.