RIO Products: Getting Line Out and the Perfect Overhang

Getting Line Out To Start A Spey Cast

This RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows how to get enough fly line outside your rod tip to make a Spey cast. One of the hardest things for new Spey casters to pick up is how to go from a very short line, with the the fly line on the reel, to have enough line outside the rod to make a good Spey cast. In this video Simon Gawesworth shows a couple of quick, efficient ways to get to that point.



The Right Amount Of Overhang For Maximizing A Cast

In this RIO Fly Fishing Tip Chris Walker shows how important it is to cast with the right amount of “overhang” when fishing a Weight Forward line. Too little overhang means there is too much fat line inside the rod, reducing how far you cast, while too much overhang means the cast will be almost impossible to control. Having the right amount of overhang will give you the best result and longest casts.



RIO’s Fly Fishing Tips series are short, less-than-a-minute videos, each bought to you by a RIO employee or ambassador and showing a single fly fishing tip to help you become a better fly fisher. The series includes freshwater, saltwater and Spey topics, and a mix of casting, fishing and gear tips – some basic, some technical, and everything in between.

Each new tip is released on RIO’s Facebook and Instagram pages every Friday, so if you like the sound of this series and want to get these tips quickly, be sure to follow RIO on these platforms.



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