$NZD 429 – $NZD 577
Affinity Skagit rods are ideal 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.
Compared to the Affinity DQ: Affinity Skagit has slightly less flex (is stiffer) in the top 2/3, and has 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 Skagit 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 Skagit 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.
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