CTS Affinity SK DH
Affinity Skagit deflected to 1/3 of blank length

Affinity SK DH

Double Handed Fly 12'0" - 15'0"

A select group of anglers including Bob Meiser and Mike Kinney, along with many double handed anglers worldwide, have provided feedback towards the development of the present CTS Affinity series of two handed rods. This has resulted in a superb series of highly efficient casting and fishing tools. The Affinity series has become not only accepted, but well respected within the entire community of double handed anglers fishing their favourite rivers worldwide.


The Affinity Series blanks represent the forefront of blank design – utilizing all the features of the CTS blank technology program. Boasting CTS’s ‘VeroCore’, variable weight helical core. Born from the desire to create lighter, more efficiently engineered blanks, this new helical technology starts with a super light weight helical reinforcement at the tip and progresses to a more powerful helical that delivers the cross sectional stiffness renowned in the Affinity heritage.


The Affinity SK DH rods are ideal tools for managing the sustained anchor of Skagit shooting heads with extreme sink tips in tow. They also manage all short to long belly floating classic Spey tapers with ease, and will do especially well with the challenging line management of full sink classic Spey tapers.


When compared to the Affinity DQ rods: The Affinity SK DH rods will have slightly less flex (stiffer) in the top 2/3, and have more flex (softer) in the bottom 1/3. This is done to more easily manage anchor release of Skagit shooting heads with heavily grained tips and heavy flies in tow, and to more easily manage dangle release of full sink classic Spey lines.


With Skagit shooting heads: The Affinity SK DH tapers come to the fore to manage the sustained anchor of extreme sink tips and heavily weighted flies with an absolute minimal amount of expended energy on the part of the caster. Line management of these lines (as with all shooting heads) is best done with a very economic short stroke, and underhand dominant.


With classic Spey tapers: The Affinity SK DH rods are very authoritative in the delivery of mid to long belly Classic Spey tapers, and will do especially well with full sink Spey tapers and heavy flies. Mid to long belly Spey tapers will inherently ask for a wider stroke. This is best done with an even high hand / low hand power push, and a slight underhand power at the end of the stroke.


Material Grade: Ultra sensitive 57msi high modulus | Core: VeroCore Carbon Helix | Taper: Medium Fast Progressive | Action: Fast – Extra Fast

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