Rio Skagit MAX 2013 or whatever

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Evan Virnoche, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    So who else has casted these new gems?

    I picked up the 575 skagit max for my tr 8136 and this stuff absoulety rips. I was casting a 630 skagit compact before, and definetly prefer the 575 over it.

    I also made the switch to slick shooter and love this stuff as well.

    Who here is running mono or slick shooter? is it normal to look like a retard trying to manage this stuff the first time out?
  2. Kcahill Active Member

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    I have a 525 sitting in the box in my car...:confused:
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  3. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Evan I just picked up a TR 7130-4. Should be here in a few days. I may have to pick up the 525gr for it.
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  4. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    the new colors are sweet too the skagit in this pretty teal
  5. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    I've started using the Rio Slick Shooter on my Meiser 7136 and on my Allen 4108 and I must admit that for the price the stuff is pretty stellar. Went back to a setup with a standard running line last weekend and decided that I need to switch the running line out for more slick shooter.

    I am curious about the Skagit Max lines and I'm sure I'll end up getting a couple sooner rather than later.
  6. macSuibhne Member

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    Why did you drop down in grain weight?
  7. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    Everything i read reccomended 575 for the tr8136, the 630 was a tad on the heavy side, and was rexcomended to me when i knew even less about spey casting
  8. macSuibhne Member

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    Thanks...I am about to purchase a Max and wondered if someone was saying to drop down in weight--like they do when you want to go to a Rage or a Scandi.
  9. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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  10. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I bought a reel that had hollow mono on it, and I have fallen in love with it.
  11. cmann886 Active Member

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    I do and yes...
  12. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I just bought it. Has anyone tried the new connect core running line?
  13. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    for 60 bone hairs i will pass, i have heard also that Rio's traditional style running line is not as durable. Something about the mono bunching up in the pvc casing
  14. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Btw 99% of all tangles in running line are the result of user error during the cast and not the running line. I got 4 years out of my Rio Power Core running line before it finally got to a point were it was sticking an no amount of cleaning would bring it back to life.

    That being said I like my slick shooter a lot and don't see myself going back to standard running line any time soon.

    Thanks,

    -Ian
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