RIO’s Skagit Trout Max heads are designed for two-handed fishing for trout. Their mass distribution allows for easy, sustained-anchor casts with sink tips and weighted flies. Coupled with floating tips and long, tapered leaders, the heads delicately present nymphs and soft hackles. The short length makes them fantastic tools for casting in the tightest of quarters and also well-suited for a wide range of fly presentation techniques, including stripping, jigging and the traditional downstream swing.
Though primarily designed for light two-handed and Switch rods, these heads also perform exceptionally well on single-handed rods. Just step up 3 sizes for the correct loading - in other words, use the #2 Skagit Trout Max on a 5wt single handed rod, the #3 Skagit Trout Max on a 6wt single handed rod, and so on.
These heads are built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the maximum in bite detection, hook set and fish playing efficiency.