One line, multiple heads?

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  1. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

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    I was wondering if anyone is manufacturing a spey line with multiple heads such as a full sinker, moderate sinker and a floating head?
     
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    With all the choices out there for running lines, not to mention Scandi, Skagit, Scandit, Hybrid heads, and the different tips available, I seriously doubt anyone would try to package what's already out there.
     
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  3. I just run t14 with multiple lengths
     
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    Doesn't Rio still make the Versitip?
     
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    Speyfisher wrote, "With all the choices out there for running lines, not to mention Scandi, Skagit, Scandit, Hybrid heads, and the different tips available, I seriously doubt anyone would try to package what's already out there."
    When it comes to spey fishing and associated tackle, I' a novice, so please have patience with me. If I understand what you wrote, one line with multiple heads exist. If not will you further explain what you mean by the above comment?

    Steve, Versatip sounds about what I wanted to know. I'll google Rio versatip and se what shows up. Thanks.
     
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    Steve, Rio Versatip is available and it is exactly what I had in mind, however it is for cold fresh water only.
     
  7. David Dalan

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

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    What are you looking to do with the line in question?
     
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    I want to fish Puget sound for trout and salmon. I'm hoping to find a line system with multiple heads as in full sink, intermediate and floating.
     
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    I haven't cast the vers-tip Spey, but I used a single-handed version in the salt without problems for years. Alternatively you could just get a floating head and the appropriate sized MOW tips. Another option would be a running line with various heads that you could just swap in and out.
     
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    Pretty much every line manufacturer has a multi-tip. I really like the Airflo Delta. Another line to consider is the Nextcast Winter Authority 45. It's between a skagit and a short belly like the Delta. It doesn't come with tips, but you can fish poly leaders. Unfortunately, they are pretty hard to come by right now.
     
  11. I have an 8 wt versa tip for sale
     
  12. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

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    Big Tuna, Thanks, that helped a lot. I need more education on everything spey.
     
  13. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I do believe Meiser has a scandi/skagit multi tip/head system. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    wyofly Active Member

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    My op has been answered, thank you one and all. When I make the decision on a rod, I'll get a compatible line system.
     
  16. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    rio afs heads are avail in several sink rates, as well as floaters, all are scandi heads, just add running line.
     
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    hydrological, thank you. As I learn more about heads and what is available, I might be able to make a good decision when the time comes.:)
     
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    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    never mind wyo, i guess theyre discontinued, replaced by the scandi short versitip.
     
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    Wyo has a well deserved reputation for not minding.:D
     

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