More and more trout anglers are laying down their single handed rods in favor of lightweight, two-handed “Trout Spey” rods. These long rods are fantastic for swinging soft hackles or streamers, and above all are fun to use, but what lines work best on them?
Here we take a quick look at the best options from RIO.
INTOUCH TROUT SPEY
With a long head and extended front taper, this style of line gives the softest presentation and is ideal for smaller flies, light tips and regular tapered leaders.
You can get this in either a shooting head version to which a separate shooting line must be attached, or a fully integrated fly line with no knots or loop-to-loop connections.
INTOUCH SKAGIT TROUT SPEY
This line has a short, powerful head with a steep, aggressive taper that is perfect for casting big streamers, heavier sinking tips and coping with tough winds.
RIO offers this line as a fully integrated fly line with no knots or loop-to-loop connections, a shooting head version, and a VersiTip option that is complete with separate shooting line and three perfectly balanced tips – ready to fish straight out of the box.
This short video explains the difference between these two styles of Trout Spey lines, when to use each one, and shows which leaders and tips work best on each one.
This film will give you all the information you need to be able to set yourself up right the first time.
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This week’s link to the previous RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows the importance of wearing polaroid glasses when fly fishing – both for safety and for spotting fish. Enjoy.
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