Re: Allen Rods & Long Bellied Fly Lines
Tom....FWIW...I nymph the Sac in Redding and other rivers a little and have fished the Rio Nymph Taper (with the orange tip...). I find it easier to mend and if feeing adventurous, I can take the indicator off and watch the end of the line for subtle takes.
Having said that, I still think any decent WFF that's matched up with your rod will give you good service. The down side of the Rio line is that (for me) it really slaps the water and is harder to use when NOT nymphing.
In short, I like the line, but have changed it out for a more standard taper for all around use. I'm no expert, but that's my experience...-Mike