Scientific Anglers - Fly Lines: Two-handed

So, you want the line that 14' Spey rods dream about at night. Or you want an integrated, short-head line designed specifically for shorter two-handed rods. Or you want to run an indicator rig with your two-handed rod. These are the lines for you. We have a line for every two-handed application.

 

Skagit Floating

We have a completely redesigned our Skagit head series for 2021. Leaving the traditional, level-belly Skagit tapers behind, our new lines are fully tapered from end to end. This provides the smoothest power delivery from the rod, through the line, to the tip, and ultimately to the fly. We have painstakingly optimised the tip diameter of these heads to cover a broad spectrum of sink tip lengths and weights. No matter what you attach to the end, this line will deliver it accurately with authority.

The floating head is available in a visible, but not obnoxious, sky blue color. The back of the head is identified with a black band that contrasts well with bright colored shooting lines.

Features:

  • For use in moderate and cold climates
  • Compact, powerful design with fully tapered belly for consistent turnover and accurate delivery
  • Designed to be used with sink tips for targeting steelhead and salmon
  • High contrast sighter at the rear of the head identifies the perfect overhang
  • Braided multifilament core
  • SA ID - SA_SKAGIT_XXX_GR_F – (### = grain weight)

Grain weight Head length Total length
420 21.0' 21.0'
450 21.5' 21.5'
480 21.5' 21.5'
510 22.0' 22.0'
540 22.5' 22.5'
570 23.0' 23.0'
600 23.5' 23.5'

 

Skagit Intermediate

We have a completely redesigned our Skagit head series for 2021. Leaving the traditional, level-belly Skagit tapers behind, our new lines are fully tapered from end to end. This provides the smoothest power delivery from the rod, through the line, to the tip, and ultimately to the fly. We have painstakingly optimised the tip diameter of these heads to cover a broad spectrum of sink tip lengths and weights. No matter what you attach to the end, this line will deliver it accurately with authority.

The intermediate head swings deeper and slower than it’s floating counterpart. Our intermediate Skagit excels at waking up lethargic fish with a deep, tantalizing presentation.  It is available in a moss green color that is visible at distance, but not too obnoxious. The back of the head is identified with a black band that contrasts well with bright colored shooting lines.

Features:

  • For use in moderate and cold climates
  • Compact, powerful design with fully tapered belly for consistent turnover and accurate delivery
  • Designed to be used with sink tips for targeting steelhead and salmon
  • High contrast sighter at the rear of the head identifies the perfect overhang
  • Intermediate sink density swings flies deeper and slower than a floating head
  • Braided multifilament core
  • SA ID - SA_SKAGIT_XXX_GR_I – (### = grain weight)

Grain weight Head length Total length
420 20.5' 20.5'
450 20.5' 20.5'
480 20.5' 20.5'
510 21.0' 21.0'
540 21.5' 21.5'
570 22.0' 22.0'
600 22.5' 22.5'

 

Scandi

Floating Scandi line for trout salmon and steelhead. Simply add your preferred running line. Featuring an extended front taper for more delicate deliveries, the Scandi is ideal for riffling dries for steelhead to swinging soft-hackles and streamers for trout. Available in grain weights from 350-510, this two-colored line features a textured, black marker at the end of the head that serves as a visible, and audible, notification on where to begin your cast.

Features:

  • For use in moderate and cold climates
  • Floating Scandi line perfectly suited for throwing smaller salmon steelhead flies. 
  • Can be used with 10’ Sonar leaders to adjust swing depth
  • High contrast sighter to identify the back of the head 
  • Braided multifilament core
  • SA ID - SA SCANDI ### GR F (### = grain weight)

Grain weight Head length Total length
350 32.0' 32.0'
380 32.0' 32.0'
430 34.0' 34.0'
450 34.0' 34.0'
480 34.0' 34.0'
510 34.0' 34.0'

 

Spey Lite Integrated Skagit

Introducing our Spey Lite collection, and the Integrated Skagit Spey line. Designed for light double-handed duty and with a short, powerful head, the Skagit Lite is ideal for smaller streams and trout Spey applications. Available in grain weights from 150-360, this two-colored line features a textured, black marker at the end of the head that serves as a visible, and audible, notification on where to begin your cast. Works perfectly with our SONAR Sinking Leaders and textured TC Tips. From dredging for steelhead to swinging streamers for trout, the Skagit Lite is Spey on a smaller scale.

Features:

  • For use in moderate and cold climates
  • Ultra-short head for turning over heavy tips with light two-handed rods
  • Tip recommendations:
    • 150-210 grains – Sonar leaders
    • 240-300 grains – 8’ TC Tips
    • 330-420 grains – 8’ or 10’ TC Tips
  • Lines can be used with single-handed rods as well
  • SA ID - SA SKAGIT LITE ### GR F(### = grain weight)

Grain weight Single hand Spey Switch Head length Total length
150 3/4 - - 11.0' 100.0'
180 4/5 - 3/4 11.0' 100.0'
210 5/6 3 4 12.0' 100.0'
240 6/7 3/4 4/5 13.0' 100.0'
270 7/8 4 5 14.0' 100.0'
300 8 4/5 5/6 15.5' 100.0'
330 8/9 5 6 17.0' 100.0'
360 8/9 5/6 6/7 18.0' 100.0'
390 9 6 7 19.5' 100.0'
420 9/10 6/7 7/8 21.0' 100.0'

 

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Spey Lite Integrated Skagit Intermediate

Introducing the Integrated Skagit Intermediate Spey line. Designed for light double-handed duty and with a short, powerful head, the Skagit Lite Intermediate is ideal for smaller streams and trout Spey applications when getting just beneath the surface is key. Available in grain weights from 150-420, this two-colored line features a textured, black marker at the end of the head that serves as a visible, and audible, notification on where to begin your cast. Works perfectly with our SONAR Sinking Leaders and textured TC Tips. From dredging for steelhead to swinging streamers for trout, the Skagit Lite is Spey on a smaller scale.

Features:

  • For use in moderate and cold climates
  • Ultra-short head for turning over heavy tips and large, weighted flies with light two-handed rods
  • Integrated floating line reduces hinging on casts and eliminates loop-to-loop connection
  • Allows you to strip to the sink-tip connection to increase chances of hooking followers
  • Ultra-short head length works well for casting with limited room behind you
  • Floating running line with intermediate sink head
  • Tip recommendations:
    • 150-210 grains – Sonar leaders
    • 240-300 grains – 8’ TC Tips
    • 330-420 grains – 8’ or 10’ TC Tips
  • Also works with single-handed rods
  • SA ID - SA SKAGIT LITE ### GR FI (### = grain weight)

Grain weight Single hand Spey Switch Head length Total length
150 3/4 - - 11.0' 100.0'
180 4/5 - 3/4 11.0' 100.0'
210 5/6 3 4 12.0' 100.0'
240 6/7 3/4 4/5 13.0' 100.0'
270 7/8 4 5 14.0' 100.0'
300 8 4/5 5/6 15.5' 100.0'
330 8/9 5 6 17.0' 100.0'
360 8/9 5/6 6/7 18.0' 100.0'
390 9 6 7 19.5' 100.0'
420 9/10 6/7 7/8 21.0' 100.0'

 

Product video:

 

Spey Lite Skagit Head

Introducing our Spey Lite collection, and the Lite Skagit shooting head. Designed for light double-handed duty and with a short, powerful taper, the Lite Skagit is ideal for smaller streams and trout Spey applications. Available in grain weights from 150-360, this two-colored shooting features a black marker at the end of the head that serves as a visible notification on where to begin your cast. Works perfectly with our SONAR Sinking Leaders and textured TC Tips. From dredging for steelhead to swinging streamers for trout, the Skagit Lite is Spey on a smaller scale.

Features:

  • For use in moderate and cold climates
  • Ultra-short head for turning over heavy tips with light two-handed rods
  • Tip recommendations:
    • 150-270 grains – Sonar leaders
    • 270-300 grains – 8’ TC Tips
    • 330-420 grains – 8’ or 10’ TC Tips
  • Lines can be used with single-handed rods as well
  • SA ID - SA SKAGIT LITE XXX GR F (### = grain weight)

Grain weight Single hand Spey Switch Head length Total length
150 3/4 - - 11.0' 11.0'
180 4/5 - 3/4 11.0' 11.0'
210 5/6 3 4 12.0' 12.0'
240 6/7 3/4 4/5 13.0' 13.0'
270 7/8 4 5 14.0' 14.0'
300 8 4/5 5/6 15.5' 15.5'
330 8/9 5 6 17.0' 17.0'
360 8/9 5/6 6/7 18.0' 18.0'
390 9 6 7 19.5' 19.5'
420 9/10 6/7 7/8 21.0' 21.0'

 

Spey Lite Skagit Intermediate Head

Introducing our Spey Lite collection, and the Lite Skagit shooting head. Designed for light double-handed duty and with a short, powerful taper, the Lite Skagit is ideal for smaller streams and trout Spey applications. Available in grain weights from 150-360, this two-colored shooting features a black marker at the end of the head that serves as a visible notification on where to begin your cast. Works perfectly with our SONAR Sinking Leaders and textured TC Tips. From dredging for steelhead to swinging streamers for trout, the Skagit Lite is Spey on a smaller scale.

Features:

  • For use in moderate and cold climates
  • Ultra-short head for turning over heavy tips and large, weighted flies with light two-handed rods
  • Standalone head designed to be used with shooting line
  • Ideal for trout Spey applications as well as light steelhead and bass
  • Ultra-short head length works well for casting with limited room behind you
  • Tip recommendations:
    • 150-210 grains – Sonar leaders
    • 240-300 grains – 8’ TC Tips
    • 330-420 grains – 8’ or 10’ TC Tips
  • Sink Rate: 1.25 inches per second
  • Also works with single-handed rods
  • Braided multifilament core
  • SA ID - SA SKAGIT LITE ### GR I (### = grain weight)

Grain weight Single hand Spey Switch Head length Total length
150 3/4 - - 11.0' 11.0'
180 4/5 - 3/4 11.0' 11.0'
210 5/6 3 4 12.0' 12.0'
240 6/7 3/4 4/5 13.0' 13.0'
270 7/8 4 5 14.0' 14.0'
300 8 4/5 5/6 15.5' 15.5'
330 8/9 5 6 17.0' 17.0'
360 8/9 5/6 6/7 18.0' 18.0'
390 9 6 7 19.5' 19.5'
420 9/10 6/7 7/8 21.0' 21.0'

 

Spey Lite Integrated Scandi

Introducing our Spey Lite collection, and the Integrated Scandi Spey line. Designed for light double-handed duty and with a relatively long front taper for more delicate deliveries, the Scandi Lite is ideal for smaller streams and trout Spey applications. Available in grain weights from 150-420, this two-colored line features a textured, black marker at the end of the head that serves as a visible, and audible, notification on where to begin your cast. From riffling dries for spring steelhead to swinging streamers for trout, the Scandi Lite is Spey on a smaller scale.

Features:

  • For use in moderate and cold climates
  • Longer head for more delicate deliveries
  • Ideally suited for light two-handed rods
  • Lines can be used with single-handed rods as well
  • Braided multifilament core
  • Tip recommendations:
    • 150-210 grains – Sonar leaders
    • 240-300 grains – 8’ TC Tips
    • 330-420 grains – 8’ or 10’ TC Tips
  • SA ID - SA SCANDI LITE XXX GR F (### = grain weight)

Grain weight Single hand Spey Switch Head length Total length
150 3/4 - - 20.0' 100.0'
180 4/5 - 3/4 20.0' 100.0'
210 5/6 3 4 21.0' 100.0'
240 6/7 3/4 4/5 22.0' 100.0'
270 7/8 4 5 23.0' 100.0'
300 8 4/5 5/6 24.0' 100.0'
330 8/9 5 6 25.0' 100.0'
360 8/9 5/6 6/7 25.0' 100.0'
390 9 6 7 27.0' 100.0'
420 9/10 6/7 7/8 27.0' 100.0'

 

Spey Lite Scandi Head

Introducing our Spey Lite collection, and the Integrated Scandi Spey line. Designed for light double-handed duty and with a relatively long front taper for more delicate deliveries, the Scandi Lite is ideal for smaller streams and trout Spey applications. Available in grain weights from 150-420, this two-colored line features a textured, black marker at the end of the head that serves as a visible, and audible, notification on where to begin your cast. From riffling dries for spring steelhead to swinging streamers for trout, the Scandi Lite is Spey on a smaller scale.

Features:

  • For use in moderate and cold climates
  • Short head for quick casts and line control
  • Excellent line for swinging soft hackles, light streamers, and can be used as a dry-fly line with long leaders
  • Longer front taper for lighter, softer presentations
  • Designed for use with a shooting line on shorter two-handed rods and single-handed rods 
  • Braided multifilament core
  • Tip recommendations:
    • 150-210 grains – Sonar leaders
    • 240-300 grains – 8’ TC Tips
    • 330-420 grains – 8’ or 10’ TC Tips
  • SA ID - SA SCANDI LITE ### GR F (### = grain weight)

Grain weight Single hand Spey Switch Head length Total length
150 3/4 - - 20.0' 20.0'
180 4/5 - 3/4 20.0' 20.0'
210 5/6 3 4 21.0' 21.0'
240 6/7 3/4 4/5 22.0' 22.0'
270 7/8 4 5 23.0' 23.0'
300 8 4/5 5/6 24.0' 24.0'
330 8/9 5 6 25.0' 25.0'
360 8/9 5/6 6/7 25.0' 25.0'
390 9 6 7 27.0' 27.0'
420 9/10 6/7 7/8 27.0' 27.0'