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Russ Ellis

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Anyone know of an intermediate scandi head that is approximately 270gr and 27ft?
Numbers are approximate:  something is the range of 250gr to 290gr and 25ft to 30ft would work. 

I'm looking to get a bit deeper with a 10'6" 5wt G.Loomis Pro4x switch rod using a polyleader or mono leader.

My only other thought is move to a skagit head with the 7.5ft 60gr OPST tips.  I'm not opposed to this idea, just exploring options.

DaveEvans

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I use Airflo scandi compact and rage compact for my 4wt.  They hit your length as both are about 29', but both are 300gr.  I got them from Poppy and he probably has the 270gr.  
Russ Ellis

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I wanted to try the Rage Compact when I first got this rod, but the lightest size at the time was 360gr (I think).  Your comment made me look again and I see that Airflow now makes the Rage Compact from 180gr to 600gr.  Will probably pick-up one in the near future.

At the present I'm using an 8wt Scientific Anglers Short Belly Taper line, which is roughly 240gr and 27ft head.  I also have a TT-8-F Wulff Ambush at roughly 290gr that loads the rod pretty deep.  Both are well below the 320 scandi and 350 skagit ratings that G.Loomis put on the blank.
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