Rio Creek fly line

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Just noticed that Rio has a new offering, at least I'm pretty sure its new.

Rio Creek, anyone using it?

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I don't have one but it was developed, I believe, for use with Sage's DART for close in loading for accurate short casts. A small stream specialty line.
 

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I fished a Gold on my 7 1/2'/#4 DART this past season...but I like to try new lines.
 

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I look forward to your report on this rod and line. Right now Spring and Hendricksons feels far off and my early season trout fishing is usually with a 9'/#5...sometimes a #6.
 

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I look forward to your report on this rod and line. Right now Spring and Hendricksons feels far off and my early season trout fishing is usually with a 9'/#5...sometimes a #6.
I’m going out this Sunday with my 9’ 6 weight Scott G Series. Loaded with Rio Intouch Gold #6. Double nymph rigs all morning


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+1 on the Barrio Small Stream. Have that line on a 2 and 3wt, is a favorite. All of my rods are in the moderate/moderate fast range, cast and fishes well.
 

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The RIO Creek Line, is a "newer" line, been out just over a year or so, it is a short headed, 1/2 size + heavy, specialty line (as S&S stated) developed in conjunction with the release of the Sage Dart. For "faster" small creek rods it works well (IE: Dart) it does help load at short distance, Peter Knox, one of the design team members of the Dart, recommends it's use in closer and then a DT for longer reach with the Dart.

Personally, having cast my 376 Dart with both Creek #3 and SA Trout (old shorter head) #4 for experiment, I can attest to Creek being nearer a full weight heavy (although Taper is posted actual weight has not, to my knowledge, been published in full- only head weight that I have seen- which eludes to 1/2 heavy). As such, I would contend that unless you are using a faster rod, Dart, maybe 763 Radian, or similar, I would not consider Creek a well matched line for a traditional smaller weight stream rod, that might be better served with a true to weight WF or DT.

I like Creek on the Dart 0-3wts, the 4wt Dart has been shown to be a more conventional 7'6" 4wt, a real line slinger, and is more uniform to standard design and not as small stream specialized as the smaller models, as such, it can be treated with a wider variance of line selection than the smaller models can, and #4 Dart likely doesn't need or wouldn't really prefer Creek as a line choice. With that, as always, line in and of itself is not good or bad, it is either a good match to a particular rod or it is not, your rod of choice should determine whether Creek is an appropriate consideration or not.
 

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I've still not tried a Creek and, it being a short head line, likely I won't. It is true, Peter Knox, Sage's lead design team member for DART, loves it in #3 but I have the #4 which he suggested and I agree, normal Gold with its long head-long rear taper in #4 is just right for.
 

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Here’s an email from Rio.

Hi Isaiah,



I have listed the grain weights for the 30’ heads on the Creek line below. Please let me know if you have any further questions.



0 weight: 66 grains

1 weight: 80 grains

2 weight: 100 grains

3 weight: 120 grains

4 weight: 140 grains




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Here’s an email from Rio.

Hi Isaiah,



I have listed the grain weights for the 30’ heads on the Creek line below. Please let me know if you have any further questions.



0 weight: 66 grains

1 weight: 80 grains

2 weight: 100 grains

3 weight: 120 grains

4 weight: 140 grains




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Those are a full line size heavy, according to AFTTMA standards, for whatever those are worth. I do think it is relevant here, though, because in a creek environment you won't often have 30' of line out. Sounds like overlining to load rods at short distances.
 

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Have someone use this line with dry fly, if so, how is the presentation abilities?
 
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I just had Rio Creek loaded in 3wt for my short 2wt rods, TFO Sig, Thomas and Thomas LPS and Winston LT. Because I liked how well each rod cast it I plan to use it as "baseline" this summer as I work freestone streams in this area with all three rods. Trying to decide which I like best for a given situation. Again I love how outcasts at short distances in tight spaces.
 

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I have now tried this line with dryflies, but it was not in my taste, it turned over too hard
 
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I actually just bought this line for my 4 wt. The fly shop owner told me it’s a great line to use for the Driftless. After fishing it I am hooked and will be going back.


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I have this line and a Redington Zero need a decent rod. Any ideas?


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I have this line and a Redington Zero need a decent rod. Any ideas?


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In order to suggest a rod, a few details would help.

Size of stream?
What weight line do you have?
Size/types of fish?
Length of rod preferred/desired?
Budget?
Etc.
 
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