Choosing a line for your switch rod Part 3 the RIO Switch and Skagit Short reviewed.

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On a couple of steelhead trips last year I wound up fishing with borrowed rods. They were switch rods, a Winston and a Ross, and I had the chance to fish them for both summer and winter steelhead. I really liked the feel of these...

Choosing a line for your switch rod Part 2: Choosing a line

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Before we talk about specific lines and how they fish, let’s take a minute to understand the switch rod. If you have not read “Part 1: Understanding lines and line tapers” you can find it HERE. I think you will find the information helpful. The...

RIO Winter Redfish Fly-Line And Knots Video

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The Folks at RIO are always working to put you on fish. RIO has lead the way in specialty fly lines. That paid off in 4 big wins at the IFTD show this year. One of the great new products which won was the Winter Redfish...

RIO Gets Big, Nasty and Salty: Video

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RIO swept the IFTD awards in the fly line category this year. A pretty impressive showing, considering they won for every product they entered. Two of the awesome products on the awards list are the Big Nasty fly line, designed to turn over the heaviest of...

New Tippet Leaders and Lines From RIO

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Stronger tippet, trout spey lines and new light line trout tapers from RIO in 2016. The new Power Flex Plus nylon leader and tippet material is the big news from RIO this year. There are a lot of details but the big picture is a much...