One line, multiple heads?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by wyofly, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

    I was wondering if anyone is manufacturing a spey line with multiple heads such as a full sinker, moderate sinker and a floating head?
     
  2. speyfisher

    speyfisher Active Member

    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
     
  4. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    Doesn't Rio still make the Versitip?
     
  5. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

    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.
     
  6. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

    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

    What are you looking to do with the line in question?
     
  8. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

    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.
     
  9. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    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.
     
  10. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

    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

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

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    I do believe Meiser has a scandi/skagit multi tip/head system. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  14. Paul Huston

    Paul Huston Swinger

  15. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

    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

    rio afs heads are avail in several sink rates, as well as floaters, all are scandi heads, just add running line.
     
  17. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

    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.:)
     
  18. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

    never mind wyo, i guess theyre discontinued, replaced by the scandi short versitip.
     
  19. wyofly

    wyofly Active Member

    Wyo has a well deserved reputation for not minding.:D