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Rio Short Head Spey Line from W. W. Doak
Rio Short Head Spey Line
The InTouch Short Head Spey line from RIO is a very easy casting, traditional style Spey line with a short head that is ideal for Spey casters moving up from easier casting Scandi and Skagit heads. The head length varies between 40 ft and 50 ft, depending on line size, and it is a great choice of traditional Spey line for anglers using shorter rods and when fishing in tight quarters. The line has an integrated running line built in, and is an interchangeable tip style line - meaning the front 15ft floating tip is attached to the line with a loop-to-loop connection, allowing anglers to switch tips according to water conditions and guide recommendations. RIO recommends the 15ft InTouch replacement tips as the best options for this. The line is built with RIO's ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the very best in efficiency and load.
Rio Elite Switch Chucker Fly Line from W. W. Doak
Rio Elite Switch Chucker Fly Line
Rio's Switch Chucker is an easy casting fly line that has the head and running line seamlessly integrated into each other, which avoids any loop to loop connection running through the guides. The Switch Chucker is best for fishing tight in and for easy casting of big flies, sinking tips and indicator rigs. Built with RIO's ultra–low stretch ConnectCore Technology
Colour:Grey/Orange/GreenLength:100 ft.
Sizes:465 grains (for #7)
 520 grains (for #8)
Rio Elite Single Handed Spey from W. W. Doak
Rio Elite Single Handed Spey
The Single Handed Spey line has been designed to be a fantastic tool for anglers that prefer/need to perform roll and single-handed Spey casts. The rear weight distribution loads a rod deeply in the tightest of quarters, allowing anglers to make long, effortless casts with obstacles close behind. Though primarily designed for roll casting, this line also performs exceptionally easy overhead casts with incredibly smooth loop control. Each line is built on RIO's low stretch ConnectCore Plus for maximum performance, and features SlickCast — the slickest, most durable coating on the market.
Rio InTouch Switch Fly Line from W. W. Doak
Rio InTouch Switch Fly Line
RIO's InTouch Switch is designed for anglers who want complete control of the way the line and fly fish at a distance. A unique taper design ensures that casters can either overhead cast, or spey cast according to their individual skills and situation. It features a short, powerful front taper that easily casts indicators and large flies and a long head for great mending and fly control at distance. More Info

Colour:Beige/Pale greenLength:100 ft.
Sizes: 350 grains (for #5/6)
  410 grains (for #6/7)
  460 grains (for #7/8)
 520 grains (for #8/9)
Rio Elite Scandi Launch<br>Shooting Head from W. W. Doak
Rio Elite Scandi Launch
Shooting Head
The Scandi Launch is an all new series of high performance shooting heads designed to maximize the fun of fishing small flies on floating lines. Each size has been meticulously tuned for two criteria. First, a unique series of steps in the taper concentrates weight at the back of the head, putting more weight in the D loop and making it easy to load the rod. Second, the front taper and tip diameters of each head have been selected to turn over delicately for the most graceful presentations. Whether fishing a tapered nylon leader or a slightly heavier VersiLeader, the Scandi Launch delivers flies quietly and efficiently. Fishing "fine and far off" has been the aspiration of two-handed anglers for decades and the Scandi Launch makes it more fun than ever. A shooting line is required to make this head fishable.
Rio InTouch Switch Chucker Fly Line from W. W. Doak
Rio InTouch Switch Chucker Fly Line
The InTouch Switch Chucker is an easy casting, extremely powerful line with a short-head designed to cast indicators, sink tips and large flies. It is the best choice of Switch line for fishing at close quarters and for any Switch rod user who wants the casting to be as easy as possible. More Info

Colour:Green/GrayLength:100 ft.
Sizes:420 grains (for #6)
 465 grains (for #7)
 520 grains (for #8)
 570 grains (for #9)
Rio Switch Line from W. W. Doak
Rio Switch Line
RIO's Switch line is designed for a multitude of applications for anglers using Switch rods. The long head and thick diameter tip turns over big flies and indicator rigs while allowing anglers to throw mends and control the fly's drift at great distance. The front taper and weight distribution form tight loops with minimum of effort, also enabling anglers to cast streamers and sinking VersiLeaders. The perfect all round line for Switch rods.

Colour:Beige/Pale greenLength:100 ft.

Sizes:500 grains (for #6/7)
Rio Scandi Short Shooting Head from W. W. Doak
Rio Scandi Short Shooting Head
RIO's Scandi Short head is a very easy casting Scandi style shooting head, built on RIO's ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the utmost in casting control and sensitivity. The "Short" nature of this head makes it ideal for Spey rods and Switch rods less than 12' 6" in length, and also for fishing in the tightest of situations.

"Scandi" style heads feature long, fine front tapers that unroll with ease, remain stable and smooth throughout the casting stroke and are very easy, and pleasant to cast.

Scandi heads are the best line option in tight casting situations and a particularly good choice on smaller rivers, and for novice to average casting skills - particularly when smaller and unweighted flies are used.
Sizes:420 grains (for #6/7)
 450 grains (for #7)
 480 grains (for #7/8)
  510 grains (for #8)
  540 grains (for #9)
Rio Power Spey Fly Line from W. W. Doak
Rio Power Spey Fly Line
  • Unique taper design makes the PowerSpey an incredibly easy line to spey cast
  • Traditional anglers will love the longer head length for precise fly control and efficient casting
  • Front taper is perfect for light presentation, yet carries enough power to turn over the largest of flies and cope with wind
  • Sizes:550 grains (for #7/8)
    Rio GripShooter Running Line from W. W. Doak
    Rio GripShooter Running Line
    RIO's GripShooter is based on the very popular SlickShooter, but has a thick, coated handling section that makes it very easy to grip in cold conditions. The thin nylon shooting line gives caster's the maximum distance and is light enough to hold off the water at range and allow anglers great control of their head and fly far out in the swing. A neat 8" welded loop at the front end allows for fast and efficient head changes.

    Available in 25lb, 44lb, or 50 lb
    Rio Powerflex Ultra Shooting Line from W. W. Doak
    Rio Powerflex Ultra Shooting Line
    RIO's Powerflex Ultra Shooting Line is an excellent shooting line for anglers using Skagit or Scandi style shooting heads. It features an extremely tough outer coating, over a medium stiff Powerflex core that shoots with unbelievable ease for ultra-long casts, has greatly increased durability and ensures tangle-free performance, cast after cast. The line's ultra-slick coating floats high on the surface, allowing for reduced drag and making it easy to shoot. Bullet proof welded loops on each end make it fast and easy to rig, while the front loop is large enough to pass an entire shooting head coil through, for maximum speed and efficiency when rigging.

    Available in 0.035" or 0.040"
    Rio Windcutter II Spey Fly Line from W. W. Doak
    Rio Windcutter II Spey Fly Line
    The line features RIO's XS Technology™ for an extraordinarily slick, dirt-repelling coating. It has an easy loading head between 45 ft (13.7 m) – 56 ft (17.1 m) (depending on the size) and is the most versatile of all spey lines. The WindCutter II is available in two formats: 1) a full floating line with a welded loop at the front end for attaching RIO's VersiLeaders to, or 2) a VersiTip line with a body and a selection of 15 ft (4,6 m) tips. These tips are: floating, clear intermediate (1.5 ips, 4 cm/s), DC Type 3 (3 ips, 8 cm/s), DC Type 6 (6 ips, 15 cm/s) and DC Type 8 (8 ips, 20 cm/s) sinking tip and each tip features RIO's thin, non-hinging welded loops. The WWF 5/6 does not include a Type 8 tip. The 4/5 is only available as a floating line. RIO has improved the VersiTip version for 2009 by removing the middle floating tip (Tip 2) that has been a standard in the past.

    Colour: Yellow with black loading point
    Sizes:455 grains (for #6/7/8)
     525 grains (for #7/8/9)
     650 grains (for #9/10/11)
    Spey Line 
    Spey VersiTip 
    Airflo Rage Compact from W. W. Doak
    Airflo Rage Compact
    Working with Tom Larimer, Airflo has developed the Rage Compact which casts like the Skagit Compact, but fishes as a straight floater. This new addition to the Skagit family keeps you in the "Floating" game under extremely windy and tight quarter casting situations. Its aggressive front taper gives ultimate power for driving casts into the strongest winds, the rear taper helps load quickly, giving you incredible control in tight casting conditions. The front loop has the line size printed on it for easy recognition.
    Sizes:420 grains (for #5/6)
     450 grains (for #6/7)
     480 grains (for #7/8)
     510 grains (for #7/8)
     540 grains (for #8/9)
     570 grains (for #9/10)
    Airflo Skagit Driver from W. W. Doak
    Airflo Skagit Driver
    The Skagit Driver sits slightly lower in the water helping to better load the rod when making a cast. What's more, its unique density slows down the swing, which keeps you in the game longer. Armed with Power Core technology and printed welded loops in varying colors for easy identification.
    Sizes:450 grains (for #6/7)
     480 grains (for #7/8)
     510 grains (for #8)
     540 grains (for #8/9)
     570 grains (for #9/10)
    Airflo Superflo Ridge Running Line from W. W. Doak
    Airflo Superflo Ridge Running Line
    Ridge 2.0 technology significantly improves line speed & shootability on Airflo's new running line range, whilst reducing tangles associated with any low diameter running lines.
    30 lb. (0.40") 
    Airflo Skagit Switch from W. W. Doak
    Airflo Skagit Switch
    Designed to load fast action switch rods in tight casting situation, move 10' to 12' of sink tip, and reach out to hit the 'zone'. Looped at both ends for ease of use, the front loop has the line size clearly marked for easy identification. The mint green color keeps the line visible and controllable at any distance. Couple this with either a 20lb or 30lb Ridged Running line and you have the pinnacle in switchmatch for your favourite rod. So, just add a sink tip and your good to go. The Skagit Switch line has rapidly gained a 'cult' following with single hand rod Spey casters.
    Sizes:420 grains (for #5/6)
    Airflo Impact Monofilament Running Line from W. W. Doak
    Airflo Impact Monofilament Running Line
    Designed specifically for use with shooting heads, the Airflo Impact Oval Mono running line is a slick oval shaped monofilament that is the perfect choice for light spey, single and double hand heads. Length: 40yds (37m).
    35lb - 0.016"
    45lb - 0.018"
    Floating Shooting Line from W. W. Doak
    Floating Shooting Line
    • For exceptional casting distance
    • Advanced Shooting Technology freshwater line
    • Minimal-friction design delivers high speeds and long distances
    • Easier handling with fewer tangles
    • Braided multifilament core
    • 30lb – Mist Green
    Colour:Orange / Dark WillowLength:130 ft.

    Spey Tri Tip Applications/Features:
  • Ideal for steelhead and salmon fishing with two-handed rods
  • Excels at fishing in tight surroundings and also handles long casting needs
  • Excellent where you need fast-sinking tips
  • Two-tone color helps you know when to recast
  • The best line for casting big, heavy steelhead and salmon flies
  • Welded Xtra-Strength Streamlined Loop – slick and strong – for easy connections and seamless fishing (front)
  • Spey Tri Tip Taper characteristics:
  • Short, powerful head for quick casts, short or long
  • Short belly and long taper for smooth turnover and delivery
  • Head designed specifically for casting with new Mastery Series Spey Tungsten Leaders and other attached tips
  • Scientific Anglers Mastery Spey Classic Fly Line from W. W. Doak

    ULTRA 4 SHORT HEAD SPEY from W. W. Doak
    Colour:Sunrise YellowLength:120 ft.
    Size:7, 9

    Short Head Spey Applications/Features:
  • Advanced spey lines built for quick loading and fast casting
  • Longer spey casting with less effort
  • Designed for fishing with two-handed rods
  • The perfect choice for most types of salmon and steelhead fishing, especially on big, wide rivers
  • Excels in all weather conditions
  • Welded Xtra-Strength Streamlined Loop — slick and strong — for easy connections and seamless fishing (front)

  • Short Head Spey Taper characteristics:
  • Compact compound tapered head allows easier turnover for longer casts
  • Rear taper and running line work together to reduce friction, permitting long overhead casts
  • Scientific Anglers Ultra 4 Short Head Spey Fly Line from W. W. Doak
    Last Updated: April 15, 2024 at 5:03:46 PM
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