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  1. #31

    Default Re: Rio Switch Chucker Impressions

    have the same exact set-up as the original poster. only thing I have had issues with is tossing a large (6-7") articulated streamer. maybe exceeding capabilities of the line/rod, definitely exceeding abilities of the caster.
    I love the integrated running line. use it for swinging and stripping flies. its so nice not having to deal with the knots.

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben664 View Post
    Thanks runningfish !

    I'm not a pro of casting....

    But, during my last trip, I used a 10' 7wt rod, doing only overhead casts at the beguinning. 3 days later on my trip, I only used spey and snake casts for nymphing. So I deceid to give a try to switch rods.

    For nymph fishing with switch chuker, do I need a MOW line at the end of the line ?

    Thanks
    Well, I finally able to take the Chucker to the lake today regardless heavy rain and hard wind. The chucker will still shoot the line well even when I had incorrect anchors.

    I don't know anything about MOW so I can't comment on that.
    But I tried the Rio Spey Versileader 2.9ips 10ft. And I thought I was a pro caster, the chucker basically blasted all the running line no matter how much I stripped out from the reel in nice straight tight loops. No, so much with the Rio Freshwater Versileader 12ft floating. Will shoot all the line but gotta be very precise on the technique and the D loop.

    A note from today's practice, obey the 180degree rule or your fly will hit your running time.
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    I receive few days ago my new line. First impression, it's a very thick front head !! So thick for a # 7 !! Have a look on the picts.






    It look like a line 10 of one hand rod !!

    Is it normal ?? I don't try it with the rod for the moment....

  5. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben664 View Post
    I receive few days ago my new line. First impression, it's a very thick front head !! So thick for a # 7 !! Have a look on the picts.






    It look like a line 10 of one hand rod !!

    Is it normal ?? I don't try it with the rod for the moment....
    Yes Ben it is that THICK! My chucker #6 that I already sold was very thick also, even the bass would have a heart attack with the splash.
    But the line will cast good with the right rod. Below is a picture of how it was sitting on my Kraken 3. with no room to spare and that after I carefully placed the line back evenly on the spool.

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    Default Re: Rio Switch Chucker Impressions

    I can't speak to the #7 line exactly and can only comment on the #6 line that I have. It does have a thick head, but that's by design. That's a skagit head. Short, compact and heavy and what's going to help you fish tips and big flies on the swing. When you're not swinging and want to indy fish with it, use a poly leader or make/use a long leader out of Mono or Flouro. From recollection, that's what your intended use was? If so, I wouldn't sweat it.
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    Thanks guys !

    Yes Hans ! I have a Alpha III size 4 and the line feet perfect !

    Jaybo, I'll fish mostly swinging tube flies here in Europe, and a lot of nymph this year in November, for Salmon River steelhead !! so, I'll purchase a medium MOW tip float for nymhing !!

  8. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben664 View Post
    Thanks guys !

    Yes Hans ! I have a Alpha III size 4 and the line feet perfect !

    Jaybo, I'll fish mostly swinging tube flies here in Europe, and a lot of nymph this year in November, for Salmon River steelhead !! so, I'll purchase a medium MOW tip float for nymhing !!
    Great Ben! Have fun.
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  9. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningfish View Post
    I just ordered the Chucker #6 for my Beulah classic 5/6 online and it will be my first ever switch rod line. I hope it'll get here before next weekend so that I can test it side by side with the Rio Outbound 8 that I am currently using.
    I'm trying to line my Beulah classic 5/6 wt switch but Beulah only recommends 325 grains for Skagit. I talked to a really helpful tech at Rio Products (can't remember his name unfortunately, but possibly Ed?) for 20 mins about lines and he said that he thinks what Beulah recommends is light. I noticed you went with the 6wt Switch Chucker (420 grain). If I went by what Beulah recommends I'd be putting on a 4wt switch chucker (325 gr, on par with the Beulah Tonic Skagit-style line). How does your rod load and perform with the 6 wt chucker? I'm trying to find one line to do both swinging/stripping streamers and nymphing like you. Thinking about compromising with the Rio Switch Chucker 5 wt (370 gr).

    Has anyone tried the Airflo Steamer Switch? How would you compare that to Rio Switch Chucker for a 5-6 wt switch?

    In essence, I'm looking for a versatile line to mostly streamer fish and sometimes nymph with a 5/6 switch from Beulah. Any suggestions would be huge. Thanks!

    ---------- Post added at 11:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:22 PM ----------

    Also, on the chucker for streamers, what kind of sink tips are best to use? I've only used a 7.5' Versileader at 2.6 ips on a single-handed rod, so I don't have much experience with tips. What's the difference between using a MOW tip and a versileader or polyleader?

  10. #39

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    I guess ill wake this old thread up, LOL. i was just able to pick up a 6wt chucker from a friend to try on my 12,6 spey. I was never a big fan of the scandi short i had on it, and in turn rarely used it. Im hoping this new line will bring me out more with this set up,. Im looking forward to testing it out. I dont mind breaking the rules lol
    Mike

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