Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by KerryS, Jan 14, 2011.
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.
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.
fleys are for gheys
Salmo_G, sinking poly leaders are sink tips, no more or less.
Isn't that how a company gets ahead? What's wrong with taking a product and having it custom built for your needs? In the definition Meiser states it was what the anglers were calling it. Look back when the "Yancy lines" were out there. Weren't people already chopping up DT lines and throwing on a sink tip (skagit)? Same goes for the MOW tips as people were already combing floating and sinking lines. I guess some people would like to have a company custom build a line for your rod as SGS does with Meiser. There are so many different lines out there from speydicator to switch to tactical steelhead it gets confusing and don't think it will stop anytime soon.
Much ado about --- nothing.
A really nice guy trying to make a living out of something I personally love --gets people angry and cursing.
Excuse me while I also find something trivial, and get angry and curse---I'm going to send e-mails to ODFW about trying to resurrect dwindling stocks of wild fish in the Sandy--- and pull myself away from this crisis.
Have a Grateful Day !
Oh gee, upset another of the faithful. Send a few to wdfw while you are at it. Whew, crisis avoided.
Agreed. As I'm typing I wonder why I bother to respond to a post thats sole purpose is to bitch, but since I use SPG's ( a great guy to talk to, very helpful and willing to answer whatever questions you may have) skandit heads I must defend their convenience and effectiveness. Within minutes you can can switch from the skagit head, heavy zinc tip, and large eyed fly,...to the tapered floating tip, tapered polyleader, long leader, and a sparse light fly,....which will t&g cast much smoother than the former setup(obviously). If you don't ever want to speak the words skandit or purchase this bs new line..., then you don't have to. But I thought I'd let it be known that Steve is a good guy with innovative ideas.
You guys take this stuff way to seriously. My question was is another term really needed. I don't think so and I said so. To me it is just more useless marketing gibberish. My opinion only and not the end. I guess if some cat thinks it helps him sell a few rods or a few lines well ok but don't count on me to support it. To the faithful if anyone questions the need for such things he is attacking the holy. What ever.
To the Cloud!
I did not view it as an attack on the guy. There are so many different lines out there for your casting style and fit for your rod. Is the skandit line anything different than Airflo's Tactical Steelhead line? Just a different tool for your arsenal. We can have differing opinions on what tool is best used to deliver the fly. If we don't like it we don't have to use it. What would you call it if you were trying to market a new line? Look at all the other line companies that have new names for the product they are trying to sell.
Kerry, the people that need new terms are the tattooed up girl in Cabelas fly shop today. She was a graffics designer for Rio. Trying to "update" their packaging. She said it is so eighties and no one will buy it like that. I told her WTF. Fly guys don't really give a shit about packaging and if you put it in a plain brown box that said Skagit 650grains floating it would sell better. She did not get the joke.
More bullcrap to sell lines sounds like to me.
Cool. Can you build me a 000 weight Spey rod?