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Location: Upper and Lower Colorado river, High Country Streams and Brooks, Roaring Fork River, Local Still Waters.
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Aloha my fishy ones

To smell the salt, hear the crash of the waves on the beach as they mingle with the fresh river water, to see the flash, feel the tug and heft of a wild Coho, is to be alive.

I am just learning about spey and switch rods, I purchased two new Ross Reach rods in a 6wt in length's of 11-3 and 12-6. I would like to use them for streamer and nymph fishing for trout on the Colorado river. My home waters very from 1200 cfs in the winter and 5000 cfs, it's a big river and can require some long cast's and the ability to reach out too dead drift some of the deep holes or to drift a streamer through the shaky foam.

Can someone help recommend fly lines for these two rods for each application nymph fishing vs streamer fishing?

I understand that the skagit heads require a running line, if I purchase a 300-500 grain weight, what kind of running line should I use with this technique and how many yards of the running line would be needed to balance out the reel and rod.

I have not purchased a reel for either rod yet, not knowing what kind of capacity I need yet, does anyone have any size recommendations for the size of reel required for a 6wt switch rod?

Would it be worth having a floating line for these Switch Rods and what technique would you use it for?

Thanks in advance for your help with this.

Tight lines and screaming reels. Peter "doc" Golden
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