Try casting 15’ of lead core on the end of your regular Spey line and you’ll quickly find its not up to the job – I have tried Airflo’s Skagit Compact. What a great line system for Atlantic salmon fishing, when you need to get down
Skagit lines were originally developed by the steelhead rats of the Pacific north West to get flies in front of fish regardless of environment. These short high power heads have the ability to make a cast in tight confined spaces, which often means the difference between success and failure.
Airflo’s Skagit lines are designed to quickly get the hang of fishing heavy level sink tips and big articulated flies. As with any line the shorter the head the more critical the weight. By refining the taper and length of the Skagit Compacts from 23 to 27 feet depending on head weight. Airflo created 12 models from 360 to 720 grains in 30 grain increments that ensure you’ll be able to find the perfect match for your favourite rod. So, just add a running line, a sink tip and your good to go.
Tips for skagit lines
‘Like a Brick’ probably best describes the sink rate of a custom cut tip – Looped
both ends ready to go. Available in 10’, 18’ – Comes in four densities – T 7 / T 10 / T 13 / T 17
for more info visit http://www.airflofishing.com/