The smoothest casting two hand floating head on the market. Part of the family of shorter heads the Scandi Compact was designed with a longer front taper and modest tip diameter to make casting smoother. It excels at casting in tight conditions and is a full floating head is not designed to throw heavy sink tips. Even though it was designed to fish small to modest sized flies on the Deschutes River in Oregon, the Scandi compact head is a popular for great lakes fish and Atlantic salmon in Europe and Canada. Designed to load the rod quickly and “feel” alive these heads are great for most floating line fishing situations and are good for casters of all skill levels. They are not the best choice for large flies and windy conditions. Most commonly matched up with 20 lb or 30 lb floating Ridge running line. Scandi Compact heads are available in 11 sizes from 240 grains (for a 4 or 5 weight Spey rod) to a 540 grain (for a 7 to 8 weight Spey rod) they cover the most popular two hand rod sizes. New for 2011 the line size will be printed on the front loop sleeve. Ø 11 floating models grains ranging from 240 to 540 grains and from 28 to 34 feet. Ø Heavy duty rear loop is black to help see the head / running line junction Ø Heavy duty front loop with line size printed on it Ø Sky Blue head color Ø Low stretch / low memory braided power core 30lb.