RIO Scandi Body

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The Scandi Body has been one of our favorite heads here at the shop for the past couple seasons. The main reason for this is because of its incredible versatility. The 23 foot head performs well when fished in both skagit and scandi situtations, depending on the grain weight you select for your rod. If you select a lighter head, closer to the Scandi window for your rod, this head will cast standard tapered leaders, polyleaders and 12.5'-15' sink tips with ease. If you want to get a little more power out of the rod, choose a heavier grain weight in the skagit window of your rod and you'll be able through your MOW tips with ease.

 

One important note about this head has to do with fly size. Because the rear taper is not as bulky as a standard skagit head, it simply will not turn over your larger, heavier intruders. But as long as you keep the fly size moderate, you'll find this head to be a staple in the quiver. And don't let the length fool you - these heads cast just as well on Trout Speys as they do only longer spey rods. I regularly fish a 400gr Scandi Body on my 13' 6wt and it performs excellently.

From Rio:

The Scandi body is a short body to which a multitude of tips can be attached. Ot is the most versatile design of all, and blends Skagit power with Scandi grace. It is ideal for anglers that want to travel light, yet have multiple fishing options. To the front end of the body anglers can attach regular 10 ft & 15 ft tips, MOW tips, iMOW tips or VersiLeaders, and with three different body densities to choose from (floating, intermediate and Sink 4), all water conditions are covered.


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