RIO Skagit Max Short

RIO

$59.99 

The RIO Skagit Max Short is an exceptionally easy casting Skagit style shooting head that is ideal for short Spey rods, Switch rods and single-handed rods. The head will cast big flies, and the heaviest sinking tips with the utmost of ease. The head is built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the utmost in casting control and sensitivity, and has a highly visible orange section loop for easy recognition. It is available in a multitude of lengths and weights to cover all rod and angling situations.

  • 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 Short taper diagram
Head wt
275gr
300gr
325gr
350gr
375gr
400gr
425gr
450gr
475gr
500gr
525gr
550gr
575gr
600gr
625gr
Rod wt* Head Length Color Sink Rate
3/4wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
4wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
4wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
5wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
5/6wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
6wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
6wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
6/7wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
7wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
7wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
7/8wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
7/8wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
8wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
8/9wt 20ft Teal/Orange Float
9wt 20ft 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.