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An easy casting shooting head designed for effortless distance and great presentation.


RIO Scandi Short

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180gr | 2wt
210gr | 2wt
240gr | 3wt
270gr | 4wt
300gr | 5wt
330gr 5/6wt
360gr | 6wt
390gr | 6wt
435gr | 6/7wt
420gr | 6/7wt
450gr | 7wt
480gr | 7/8wt
510gr | 8wt
540gr | 9wt

RIO Scandi Short


RIO Scandi Short

Line Profile

RIO's Scandi Short head is a very easy casting Scandi style shooting head, built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the utmost in casting control and sensitivity. The "Short" nature of this head makes it ideal for Spey rods and Switch rods less than 12' 6" in length, and also for fishing in the tightest of situations. 

"Scandi" style heads feature long, fine front tapers that unroll with ease, remain stable and smooth throughout the casting stroke and are very easy, and pleasant to cast. 

Scandi heads are the best line option in tight casting situations and a particularly good choice on smaller rivers, and for novice to average casting skills - particularly when smaller and unweighted flies are used. They are not the right choice of head for windy days, or for casting big flies and fast sinking tips.In these situations a SKAGIT head would be a far better choice.