MOW Tips are exceptionally easy casting, fish catching machines. MOW Tips are
based on the type of sink tips that Skagit maestros Mike McCune, Scott O’Donnell
and Ed Ward have designed and used for years. Not only are the MOW tips
exceptionally easy to cast, but they also give anglers far more precision in
depth control than has ever been possible in the past.
The MOW tip concept is simple; keep the tip length the same, regardless of how
long the sinking section is. The majority of MOW tips are 10 ft long and feature
a combination of floating and sinking line that gives anglers the greatest depth
There are four different sets of MOW tips available, Extra Heavy, Heavy, Medium and Light.
The Heavy MOW tips utilize T-14 in all sinking sections. The Medium MOW tips
utilize T-11 and the Light MOW tips utilize T-8 for all sinking sections. As a
guideline, Heavy MOW Tips are best on Skagit line of 575 grains and heavier,
with the Medium MOW Tips most suitable for Skagit lines between 475 and 575
grains and the Light MOW Tips being most ideal on Skagit lines lighter than 475
grains. Though this is a guideline, fly size is actually most important and big
flies will cast easiest on the Heavy Tips, while light flies will respond best
on the Light MOW Tips.
The Extra Heavy MOW Tips are the heaviest of the MOW series; built with T-17 for
the sinking section and with a sink rate of nearly 10" per second, it really
gets down when depth is needed. Each of the tips either have a gray floating
section, or a gray loop for easy identification. These tips are ideal on the
heavier Skagit lines of 675 grains and more.