The first decision you will have to make is how deep you want to put your streamer fly. Some like to keep it near the surface. If this appeals to you then an InTouch Outbound Short or one of my favorites the RIO InTouch Big Nasty. Both have longer heads and plenty of power to turn over anything but a bowling ball that you may require of these popular dry line streamer tools.
Both have short yet powerful front tapers to roll that fly right on out there. Fun to cast, full of energy, and perfect for those who are fishing streams and rivers that are not all that deep. A great line for fall fishing about anywhere. Also a dual purpose fly line if you like to toss those larger than life salmon flies in the spring or giant grasshoppers crafted of foam!
How about in the One Foot to Two Foot Range?
The second zone that you may be interested in runs below the surface but not diving to the depths. The InTouch Streamer Tip is designed for those of us who like to get that fly down below the surface and keep it swimming in that 12”-24” zone. Intermediate fly lines are fun to throw as well. Incredibly easy to load and throw. You wonder why the fly line manufacturers don’t make all fly lines cast like the intermediate line?
If you love to fish small to medium sized flies in less than 4’ of water this is the line for you. Generally muted or clear colored tips these stealthy fly lines are the most common on my local resource the Missouri River. We have lots of water that is 12” -36”. Intermediate lines fishing from the boat are the key to streamer success. You don’t have to wait for them to penetrate and cast swell.
I have fallen in love with the Intermediate Streamer Tip. Eliminating the floating portion of the line allows for immediate and consistent penetration of the line. The F/I, float/intermediate combo is quite a line as well and certainly the most common of the sink tip type fly lines. The sinking portion leads the line with differing lengths of sink tip. The RIO InTouch Streamer Tip has a 10” Intermediate Sink Tip. The 15’ InTouch Sink Tip, and the InTouch 24’ Sink Tip round out the options here.
So choose the depth first. Then the length of the tip second. All good for several differing water types and depths.