Rio In Touch Spey, for the Salmon Fly hatch.

Rio In Touch Single Hand Spey and the Salmon fly hatch.

Using the Rio Single Hand Spey and Rio Scandi for the Salmon Fly Hatch when backed up against the brush.

Rio Single Hand Spey for the Salmon Fly Hatch

Using the Rio Single Hand Spey and Rio Scandi for the Salmon Fly Hatch when backed up against the brush. We hiked into a remote canyon choked with brush and boulders to find a few willing Brown and Rainbow Trout but the foliage made overhead casting difficult.


We hiked into a remote canyon choked with brush and boulders to find a few willing Brown and Rainbow Trout but the foliage made overhead casting difficult.
I used an 8′ Cortland single hand 5/6 fly rod which was ok, but a 9′ rod might have been better.
My Buddy Mike uses a two hander and a Rio Scandi line which is a sweet line to cast when you need to reach the far side with the brush in your hip pocket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Way1xZfodm8Using the Rio Single Hand Spey and Rio Scandi for the Salmon Fly Hatch when backed up against the brush. We hiked into a remote canyon choked with brush and boulders to find a few willing Brown and Rainbow Trout but the foliage made overhead casting difficult. I used an 8′ Cortland single hand 5/6 fly rod which was ok, but a 9′ rod might have been better. My Buddy Mike uses a two hander and a Rio Scandi line which is a sweet line to cast when you need to reach the far side with the brush in your hip pocket.My son Charlie and I, along with buddy Mike have been fishing a remote canyon where there are a few Salmon Flies or Stone flies or whatever they are called, flying around and landing on the water to occasionally be engulfed by hungry Trout..

We have been casting a variety of imitation Salmon Fly patterns with some luck.  Using the Rio In Touch Single hand Spey line has worked pretty good for me along with the  Rio Scandi for hitting the far bank under the trees when backed up against the brush.

The beauty of the Rio Single hand Spey line is that it overhead casts like a dream, and you can still use it for Spey casts as long as the fly is not huge.  Also, it’s integrated so it can be stripped in closer to the rod tip without any resistance.  It’s a sweet line that is very versatile except for large streamers. If you like Spey casting and overhead casting dry flies and works ok enough with some of the bigger Salmon Fly imitations.

 

We found some little draws that broke up the canyon walls so we could hike through the sagebrush and boulders and Bull snakes to reach the river which was choked with brush and boulders to find a few willing Brown and Rainbow Trout.

The foliage made overhead casting difficult. Also, there is virtually no wading because the water is deep and swift so its impossible to wade out and cast back toward the bank.

I used my trustee 8′ Cortland single hand 5/6 fly rod which was ok, but a 9′ rod might have been better for a tad more distance. My Buddy Mike uses a two hander and a Rio Scandi line which is a sweet line to cast when you need to reach the far side with the brush in your hip pocket.

 

Charlie fished with Spoons which was fine with me. I’m just glad he went and still likes me after following me through sticker patches, freezing torrents, long dry hikes. Also, he caught more fish than me, so there’s that.

 

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