RIO Skagit Max Long - Clearance Sale



Regular Price - $59.99
Sale Price - $49.99

We've been asking RIO for this for years... a longer version of their Skagit Max heads.  This longer Skagit Max is roughly four to five feet longer that the original Skagit Max and is ideal for longer Spey rods and more experienced Spey casters.  The Skagit Max Long still casts like a Skagit head but allows the caster to keep more line outside the rod tip for better efficiency (less stripping in line), a smoother cast, and better anchors while casting longer rods on long casts.

RIO Skagit Max heads cast large flies and the fastest of sinking tips with exceptional ease. The unique weight distribution deeply loads rods for long, powerful casts, while the subtle taper design generates smooth, easy loops and long, long distances.

  • Longer head than the regular Skagit Max heads
  • Powerful front end to easily cast large flies and fast sinking tips
  • Ultra-low stretch core for the best in casting and fishing sensitivity
  • Complete series of heads with varying lengths and small size increments
  • Printed ID system on the front of the head for quick recognition
  • Color is teal with a high viz orange rear loop.
For best performance, RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:
  • 275gr to 450gr – .024"/.026” Powerflex/ConnectCore shooting line, or 25lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
  • 450gr to 550gr – .030"/.032” Powerflex/ConnectCore shooting line, or 35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
  • 550gr to 650gr – .035"/.037” Powerflex/ConnectCore shooting line, or 44lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
  • 650gr and bigger – .040"/.042” Powerflex/ConnectCore shooting line, or 50lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
RIO Skagit Max Long taper diagram
Head wt
Head Length Rod wt* Color Sink Rate
27ft 7wt Teal / Orange Float
27ft 7/8wt Teal / Orange Float
28ft 7/8wt Teal / Orange Float
28ft 8wt Teal / Orange Float
29ft 8/9wt Teal / Orange Float
29ft 9wt Teal / Orange Float
29ft 9wt Teal / Orange Float
30ft 9/10wt Teal / Orange Float
30ft 10wt Teal / Orange Float
30ft 11wt Teal / Orange 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.