RIO line testing in Guanaja Honduras



RIO’s Marlin Roush recently joined a trip to Guanaja Honduras for some flats fishing. Of course he took the opportunity to test a variety of lines and work with some prototypes.

Where: The island of Guanaja north of Honduras Outfitter: Flyfish Guanaja

Who: I was a group of ten hosted bt Pat Ehlers, The Fly Fishers

When: Late February 2013

Species: Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook

Conditions: In the 90’s and mostly sunny but windy for most days, coral flats mostly covered with Turtle Grass

Besy Fly: Kung Fu Crab for Permit, Bonefish were not picky about the pattern

Flylines RIO Bonefish and RIO Bonefish Quickshooter for Bonefish, the Quickshooter was very advantageous with the wind Experimental Permit line for the other species.
12 ft. 8 lb. and 10 lb. RIO Bonefish Leaders, 10′ 15 lb. and 20 lb. RIO Saltwater Leader for Permit I preferred the RIO Saltwater Tippet, durable but more supple than the RIO Hard Alloy Tippet which allowed for more action with the bonefish flies