RIO Elite Skagit Max Launch

RIO

$59.99 

The RIO Elite Skagit Max Launch takes off where the old standard Skagit Max left off. These heads carry large flies and heavy sink tips better than ever before. The taper and weight distribution of RIO Elite Skagit Max Launch shooting heads transfers the energy from the head to the tip and through the fly to produce powerful casts with high line speed and tight loops. Skagit Max Launch heads have a low stretch core that provides a lot of sensitivity and feel from the fly to the angler. Built with SlickCast, the most durable coating on the market.

  • Built with RIO's exceptionally slick, durable SlickCast coating
  • Ultra-low stretch ConnectCore
  • Taper designed to perfectly match typical Skagit tips for exceptionally smooth energy transfer from head to tip to fly
  • Sophisticated body design and taper gives long flight times and effortless distance
  • Complete series of heads with varying lengths and small size increments
For best performance, RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:
  • 200gr to 450gr – .024/.026” Elite Metered/PowerFlex Max Shooting Line, or 25lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
  • 450gr to 575gr – .030/.032” Elite Metered/PowerFlex Max Shooting Line, or 35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
  • 575gr to 675gr – .035/.037” Elite Metered/PowerFlex Max Shooting Line, or 44lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
  • 675gr and bigger – .040/.042” Elite Metered/PowerFlex Max Shooting Line, or 50lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
RIO Skagit Max Launch taper diagram
Head wt
400gr
425gr
450gr
475gr
500gr
525gr
550gr
575gr
600gr
625gr
650gr
675gr
700gr
725gr
750gr
Rod wt* Head Length Color Sink Rate
6wt 23ft Aqua / Blue Float
6wt 23ft Aqua / Blue Float
6/7wt 23ft Aqua / Blue Float
7wt 23ft Aqua / Blue Float
7wt 23ft Aqua / Blue Float
7/8wt 23ft Aqua / Blue Float
7/8wt 23ft Aqua / Blue Float
8wt 24ft Aqua / Blue Float
8/9wt 24ft Aqua / Blue Float
9wt 24ft Aqua / Blue Float
9wt 25ft Aqua / Blue Float
9/10wt 25ft Aqua / Blue Float
10wt 25ft Aqua / Blue Float
10/11wt 25ft Aqua / Blue Float
11wt 25ft Aqua / Blue Float

*Rod Weight designations provided by RIO and should be used as a general guide and will vary based on different manufacturer’s rods, as well as each angler's casting style.