RIO INTOUCH SKAGIT TROUT SPEY FLY LINE
The InTouch Skagit Trout Spey line is a very easy casting, short head style line that will throw big flies and fast sinking tips with exceptional ease. This is the perfect line for swinging and stripping streamers for anglers using light two-handed trout Spey rods, as well as regular single-handed fly rods (just check the grain weight to match). Each line is made on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for maximum sensitivity, and is built with a seamlessly integrated running line for ease of use. An additional tip needs to be attached to complete this line.
- Short, Powerful taper design for casting large flies and sink tips with exceptional ease
- Ideal for two-handed Trout spey rods, and single-handed rods
- Integrated running line - No loops to catch
- Ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for maximum performence
- Loops on each end for fast rigging
5.00/5 Stars out of 1 Reviews
Larry Hennessey (CT) | December 26th, 2019
I'm just getting into short skagit casting and based on how well I like Rio's InTouch Perception and Grand, I went ahead and ordered this line. I've tested it on three rods: Orvis Recon 9' 5wt, Fenwick World Class 9' 5wt, and Loomis IMX-Pro 6wt.
At 225 grains, the line is compatible on either a fast action 5wt or a 6wt. Compared to OPST's Commando Smooth, I like the feel of the running line (easier to grip with wet hands) a little better on the Rio; however, from a casting perspective they're very similar.
The main benefit to a short skagit line is that it's possible to make a 50' cast with very little backcasting room. The downside to short skagit lines is that when fishing for stocked trout, in the 12" - 15" range, they seem heavy. For that reason, I'm primarily going to use this line on the 6wt and fish for larger fish.
The one thing that did surprise me, especially when fishing for trout, is that short skagit line is about as sublte as a cement block when hitting the water. And yet, I caught trout. All I can figure is the current (which wasn't raging) covered the line hitting the water.