Switch rod on the Upper Iowa? You bet. Jared and I spent some time Thursday working on casting techniques for my new Echo switch rod on the river. I’m really looking forward to trying this outfit for smallmouth, walleye on Iowa rivers this summer and nymphing big bugs on Brule this fall (…or spring). It’s a 6wt Echo SR coupled with an Echo 7/8 reel and Rio switch line. Great casting rod so far either overhead or nice, long roll casts (perfect for our rivers here). It’s been a joy to cast so far- now just waiting for the temps to warm the rivers so the fish will start moving. Check back for reports and pictures this spring and summer!