Rio Elite Skagit Max Power

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Rio Elite Skagit Max Power


The Skagit Max Power is the ‘Short’ version of the Skagit family and is ideal for switch rods and short Spey rods. If you are swinging Alaska-sized flies on your switch rod this is the line you want. The refined taper smooths out the cast when using MOW Tips or 10 feet of T11 or T14. And with a Slickcast coating these lines are the most durable and long lasting on the market.

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RIO Skagit Max Power heads cast the largest flies and the heaviest sinking tips with exceptional ease. The unique weight distribution deeply loads rods for long casts while the powerful front taper delivers enough punch to turn over all the weight you need to get the fly into the strike zone. Shorter head lengths make the Max Power the perfect choice for shorter rods or when space behind the caster is limited. The low stretch core gives incredible levels of sensitivity when casting and fishing, and provides enhanced detection of takes, more positive hook sets, and far greater control when playing a fish. In addition, this line is built with SlickCast, creating the slickest, most durable coating on the market—producing the least amount of friction ever measured in a fly line.

Head Length:

325 Grain: 18 Feet
350 & 375 Grain: 19 Feet
400 – 575 Grain: 20 Feet

Note that the Skagit Max Power line is a head and needs to be matched with a running line such as Rio Elite Metered Running Line.


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