Use Skagit ‘Max Shorts’ on rods 11′ to 13′ in length
Use ‘Skagit Max’ heads on rods between 13′ and 14′
Powerful front end to easily cast large flies and fast sinking tips
Ultra-low stretch core for the best in casting and fishing sensitivity
Complete series of heads 17′ – 20′ long
RIO Skagit Max Short
Smaller two hand rods are becoming more and more popular. We think it is because fly lines have become more efficient. It no longer takes large rods to throw large flies. The RIO Skagit Max Short is the perfect line for throwing larger flies with sinking tips and smaller rods. The Max Short can be used with single hand, switch, and shorter two-hand rods. Works best on rods 13′ and under.
RIO Skagit Max Short Heads range from 17” to 20′ in length, depending on grain-weight. Click the Specifications link for more info.
For best performance, RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:
200 to 400 gr – .024″/.026″ shooting line, or 25lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
400 to 550 gr – .030″/.032″ shooting line, or 35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
550 to 675 gr – .035″/.037″ shooting line, or 44lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
675 gr and heavier – .040″/.042″ shooting line, or 50lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.