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The man who knows a lot – Simon Gawesworth.

You can learn everything you need to know about add-ons to scandi and skagit heads in 15 minutes. You can apply the information to lining and managing any fly rod rigging

Photo – Simon Gawesworth.

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is not unusual to query an angler with decades of experience, not a professional but a vocational angler, and ask if he or she uses shooting heads, shooting lines, skagit, scandi or tips and get of reply of a blank stare … unless from Europe, U. S. west, Alaska or Great Lakes region.

Most will have fished for multiple species on multiple continents with just a floating line or an intermediate sinking line. I certainly did. That is until a dozen or so years ago when I started fishing the surf in Southeast Florida with a switch rod, tube flies and RIO’s Outbound Short Head. From day one my hook up stats improved markedly.

Fly lines, leaders, and fly rods are similar to golf clubs

You can’t be successful playing 18 holes with just a 5-iron.In this episode of RIO’s “How To” series, brand manager Simon Gawesworth talks about all the different types of sink tips that are on the market, and how to choose the best one for your fishing situation, fly size and line choice. Clearly explained in Simon’s easy-going, simple-to-understand style, this film takes out a lot of the mystery and confusion that exists for anglers when choosing, or buying a sink tip for their Spey rod.

RIO’s “How To” videos are a series of short films that explain all you need to know to learn a particular way to fish or cast. Where applicable, each film talks through the gear that you need, shows how to rig the gear, how to read the water, and how to fish that particular technique. These educational films are packed with information and top tips designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of all fly fishers. Each one is brought to you by a RIO employee or a RIO brand ambassador.

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