Introducing the newest member of the Oracle series, the Shakespeare Oracle Skagit Fly Rod.
The Oracle Skagit packs power in the form of durable modulus carbon blanks. Put simply, this means a stiff spine up the rod that in turn compensates for very heavy lines such as Skagit heads, with tungsten or Mow tips and heavy flies.
Consistent to what the angler requires a Skagit for, ideally for fishing with high or tree lined banks close to your back, the remarkable strength is also combined with a shorter design at 12'9". This length may seem surprising to some for a #9 rod but everyone who has fished with obstacles at their back will know how difficult it can be to turn out a long enough line, every little helps.
This rod has formidable angler input in the design, we can't fault the product and the customer feedback we have received already since its recent launch solidifies this as a leader in the Skagit range of rods available today.
The Oracle Skagit rod is also hugely versatile and will work well with shooting-head lines as well as short head spey lines. Ideally designed for the popular Skagit lines, the recommended line size for this rod would have a head weight between 34g - 38g (520-580 grain) and around 23ft - 25ft.
Like the rest of the rods in the family, the Oracle Skagit features a beautiful subtle black and green shimmer throughout the design, including a shiny green colour near the base and subtle purple highlights. Featured above the handle is a practical hook keeper ring that let's you wind your fly and line in tight when your rod is not in use.
The Shakespeare Oracle Skagit Fly Rod has a high quality, double handed AAA cork handle with a double locking reel seat for extra security. The rod is supplied with it's very own black cordura tube with a zipped top and lined divider to separate each section of your rod. The tube also includes an adjustable carry strap.
The Shakespeare Oracle Skagit Fly Rod is a new, innovative and versatile member of Shakespeare's Oracle family and is currently available in a 12ft9 #9 and a 13ft9 #10.
High Modulus Carbon Blank
AAA quality cork
Aluminium Reel seat
Stainless Steel single leg guides
Supplied in a Cordura tube with carry handle