We worked with veteran Euro Nymph guru Pete Erickson, 2018 fly fishing world champion Norm Maktima, and expert Mariusz Wrobewski to create a rod that is dialed-in to perform at the sport’s highest levels.
Four piece travel design
Blank: Charcoal gray
Action: Med Fast
Tube: Fabric-covered rod case & sock
Guides: SIC stripping guides and hard chrome guides
Reel Seat: Anodized aluminum
Echo Shadow II
Euro Nymphing requires precision and sensitivity to hit the target and feel not only fish biting, but also current seams, the bottom, and anything else that will dictate where to present your fly.
Four piece travel design
Fabric-covered rod case & sock
SIC chrome plated guides
Black anodized reel seat
Echo Lifetime Warranty
Echo Carbon XL Euro Nymph
With the growing demand for specialized Euro Nymph rods, the demand for a rod that fits the needs of anglers that are not looking to compete at the national championships has also been growing. We used our extremely popular Carbon XL rod as a tried-and-true foundation to make a rod that met and exceeded the expectations of these anglers.
Built for tight-line and Euro-style nymphing techniques, the medium-fast action of the STRIKE is finished with an extra-sensitive tip section for superior presentation control and strike sensitivity. With an ultralight, skeletonized reel seat and single-foot snake guides, we’ve reduced the overall weight of the STRIKE to help you stay out on the water longer with less fatigue. And to help you create your ideal set-up, the STRIKE features an extended handle so you can pair it with your reel of choice and still find the perfect balance point. So, whether you’re trying to qualify for the world championships or just enjoying being the top rod amongst your buddies, the STRIKE rod is designed to give you the unfair advantage.
Sage ESN Reel
Packed with a suite of specialty features, the ESN reel is designed specifically with the Euro-Nymph angler in mind and is fine tuned to the nuances of the application. Built around a super thin and large diameter arbor, this design now makes it easier to get fish on the reel quickly, minimizing the need to guide line onto the spool with your finger, all while providing consistent drag output. A unique balance system allows anglers to assemble and fine-tune a set of weights, so the ESN reel can perfectly balance any Euro Nymphing (or standard) rod. Add in a full frame that prevents fine leaders and lines from sneaking through the frame, and a sealed carbon drag system that provides a smooth uptake - leaving you with the ultimate fish-catching machine.
RIO FIPS Euro Nymph
The perfect line for Czech, Polish and French style nymphing.
Thoroughly vetted and approved by FIPS Mouche as “Competition Legal”. A system of special marks on the line has been endorsed and approved by FIPS Mouche, ensuring that competitive anglers do not have to waste valuable fishing time by having their line checked during competition hours.
The Euro Nymph line was designed by Steve Parrot to satisfy the need for a one size fits all European style nymphing line that is competition legal. The line is built on a thin diameter, low stretch, supple core to maximize sensitivity and allow for lightning fast hook sets, while a highly visible tip helps anglers detect the slightest of strikes. This line is designed specifically for European style nymphing techniques, such as “French”, “Czech”, “Polish” and “Spanish” styles.
Ultra-thin, incredibly light line for the utmost in sensitivity
Highly vizable tip for detecting the subtlest of takes
Approved & endorsed by FIPS Mouche as “Competition Legal”
RIO Euro Nymph Shorty
RIO’S EURO NYMPH SHORTY is an ultra-thin, super-sensitive fly line designed for Euro nymphing. The line is deliberately made short (20 feet) so it can be added to the front end of a regular fly line utilizing the thin welded loop on each end. The idea is that anglers can fish their normal fly fishing style with their regular trout line, and when they come to a run they want to fish Euro nymph style, they simply loop the Shorty on and start nymphing. Quick, easy and no need for an extra rod or reel.
Scientific Anglers Euro Nymph Kit
Convert almost any single hand trout rod quickly to a Euro Nymphing setup with this kit. Includes a 20′ floating Euro Nymph Tip (0.025″ dia), our Absolute Euro Nymph leader, and foam storage spool.
Convert any single hand fly line to Euro Nymphing setup
Kit includes 20’ floating Euro Nymph tip, Absolute Euro Nymph leader, and foam storage spool.
RIO Euro Nymph Leaders
Designed with a unique taper to meet the needs of the European nymphing methods
RIO’S Euro Nymph Leaders are designed with a unique taper to meet the needs of the European nymphing methods for competitors and first timers. These 9’ leaders are built out of a high-vis milky white tapered leader which is hand tied to 22” of our Indicator Tippet material. This gives maximum visibility in all lighting conditions to make subtle strike detection easier. The leader ends with a tippet ring and requires you to attach you own tippet to properly match the water type.
Opaque white leader for visibility
High-viz two-tone indicator tippet for maximum strike detection
Trout sized tippet ring for fast rigging
RIO Technical Euro Nymph Leaders
RIO’S TECHNICAL EURO NYMPH LEADER has been designed for the ultimate in performance when fishing any of the European nymphing techniques. The extra-long, ultra-thin leader is incredibly sensitive to the subtlest of grabs, and the two-tone indicator tippet tied to the front end has high contrast and is very easy to see. The leader finishes with a RIO tippet ring so anglers can quickly and easily attach the tippet of their choice.
Ultra-thin leader for maximum sensitivity and quick depth
Two-tone indicator tippet section for contrast and detecting the subtlest of takes
Hand tied perfection loop in the butt for quick rigging
RIO Fluoroflex Tippet
Medium stiff, 100% fluorocarbon. Ideal for Steelhead, Salmon, Trout and Bass.
The Fluoroflex Freshwater Tippet is medium stiff, 100% fluorocarbon and is ideal for Steelhead, Salmon, Trout and Bass. Clear in color, this freshwater tippet is nearly invisible to fish. The flex of the material is best for larger flies. Sizes range from 2lbs to 20lbs.
Amnesia is a great monofilament for building euro-nymphing leaders and sighters but has been catching steelhead in the Midwest for years.
RIO Indicator Tippet
Opaque two tone 8” sections of fluorescent pink and fluorescent chartreuse color changing tippet with highly defined hard color changes. These color breaks create maximum contrast to allow anglers to get visual cues when tight line nymphing. The best indicator material for building sighters for European Style Nymphing.
RIO Tippet Rings
Tippet Rings are small, very strong and lightweight, and make rigging and tippet replacement fast and easy
A leader with a tippet ring turns over perfectly, and they are light enough to use when fishing dry flies. Just tie the tippet ring to a leader with a clinch knot, and then add the required tippet in the same way. Tapered leaders last longer with a tippet ring as the leader will not be shortened every time the angler replaces the tippet. Tippet rings also make it extremely easy to add droppers, and are an excellent choice for European Style Nymphing and for Indicator nymph fishing.
2 sizes - Trout, 25lb/2mm diameter and Steelhead, 45lb/3mm diameter
10 per pack
Guide's Choice Dozen Euro Nymphs
Load up on the heavy stuff and start catching some fish with your euro nymph setup!
Super Slim Euro line
Keep it simple! This Euro Nymphing line is super slim and great for getting started.
Fishpond San Juan Vertical Chest Pack
For the angler who likes to travel light. You can eliminate all but the basics and feel comfortable you still have everything you need.
Low-profile vertical design
Zippered main compartment for secure fly box storage
Zippered interior pocket
Fishpond Jacquard accent webbing and climbing cord loops for accessory attachment
Belt loop attachment
Signature, zip-down fly bench with replaceable foam