Mar 14, 2017

New - Scientific Anglers Spey Lite - Skagit and Scandi Options

Update:
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Three New line options from S/A have caught my interest in a big way.


Spey Lite Skagit Head
Here is S/A's entry into the short skagit trend. The lengths look really good especially the 180gr and 210gr sizes. I see these as most of their game is with single handed spey casting. Big plus on the Black butt on these heads for easy visibility. That's something OPST is really missing out on.


Specs -
Item #Head WeightHead LengthColorSink Rate
128643150gr11ftBlack/HorizonFloat
128650180gr11ftBlack/HorizonFloat
128667210gr12ftBlack/HorizonFloat
128674240gr13ftBlack/HorizonFloat
128681270gr14ftBlack/HorizonFloat
128698300gr15.5ftBlack/HorizonFloat
128704330gr17ftBlack/HorizonFloat
128711360gr18ftBlack/HorizonFloat
The fully integrated skagit version. All the same head weights and lengths but fully integrated (no loops) into a running line. This could be our answer to the trout spey guy that needs to be able to strip in tight and/or make the occasional overhead cast.

Specs -
Item #Head WeightHead LengthColorSink RateSink Rate
128568150gr11ftHorizon/Black/HorizonFloat100ft
128575180gr11ftHorizon/Black/HorizonFloat100ft
128582210gr12ftHorizon/Black/HorizonFloat100ft
128599240gr13ftHorizon/Black/HorizonFloat100ft
128605270gr14ftHorizon/Black/HorizonFloat100ft
128612300gr15.5ftHorizon/Black/HorizonFloat100ft
128629330gr17ftHorizon/Black/HorizonFloat100ft
128636360gr18ftHorizon/Black/HorizonFloat100ft
I've been dreaming of this type of scandi for some time now. With today's short trout speys and single hand rods a quest is for a line that presents well, fully integrated,(no loops) and is capable of a decent overhead cast. Scandi is the answer but up until now they were all too long for small rod use. This line might be a serious game changer for many two hand trout anglers.
Note that the black head marking area is also textured so that it creates a noise (feel) when it hits the rod tip giving the angler an audible sign that the head has reached the rod. This feature is also found on the Spey Lite Integrated Skagit.

Specs -
Item #Head WeightHead LengthColorSink RateSink Rate
128483150gr20ftWillow/Black/WillowFloat100ft
128490180gr20ftWillow/Black/WillowFloat100ft
128506210gr21ftWillow/Black/WillowFloat100ft
128513240gr22ftWillow/Black/WillowFloat100ft
128520270gr23ftWillow/Black/WillowFloat100ft
128537300gr24ftWillow/Black/WillowFloat100ft
128544330gr25ftWillow/Black/WillowFloat100ft
128551360gr25ftWillow/Black/WillowFloat100ft


Some very interesting new lines from Scientific Anglers. I'll be reporting soon on some trout spey applications in both two hand and single hand rod situations.

BassProGreg




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