Great Lakes anglers identified the need for a line that would cast and fish like our Skagit compact, but would avoid all the surface hydraulics caused by corrugated bottom structures. While in development and testing the Skagit Intermediate Compact opened our eyes to a whole new level of fly presentation. No longer do you have to put up with tumultuous surface currents pulling at the floating portion of your Skagit system. The Skagit Intermediate gets you below the surface and into more even, mid-strata flows, allowing for a smoother more direct fly presentation. Two tone in color, the front taper and belly section are Heron Grey, and the floating back taper is Scandi Blue. Featuring Power Core for direct contact and solid hook sets, our industry leading Flexi-loops at both ends, and easy to read head size label. Skagit casting anglers will benefit from this line no matter where you fish.
Try casting 15’ of lead core on the end of your regular Spey line and you’ll quickly find its not up to the job - enter the Skagit Compact. Skagit lines were originally developed by the Steelhead rats of the Pacific North West to get flies in front of fish regardless of environment. These short high power heads have the ability to make a cast in tight confined spaces, which often means the difference between success and failure. Perfected under the watchful eye of Tom Larimer, you can understand how excited we are about the Skagit Compact.
Tom guides the mighty rivers of Oregon and Washington, so required a series of lines that allowed his clients to quickly get the hang of fishing heavy level sink tips and big articulated flies. As with any line the shorter the head the more critical the weight. By refining the taper and length of the Skagit Compacts from 23 to 27 feet depending on head weight. We’ve created 15 models from 360 to 810 grains in 30 grain increments that ensure you’ll be able to find the perfect match for your favourite rod. So, just add a running line, a sink tip and your good to go.