Been able to fish with the Rio Trout Max Shooting Head one several trips to local ponds as well as the Blue River in Oklahoma. So far, really liking the one-handed spey casting concept.
Started with several traditional Switch Rods, fishing them both one and two-handed. And then tried OPST’s Commando Shooting Head for one-handed casting on a 9′ 5wt fly rod. Now, tried the Rio Trout Max Shooting Head on an 8′ 4wt fly rod.
Really fun having a compact rod that does not require room for a back cast and no false casting to get the needed distance when required.
Been using a Switch Cast, Roll Cast, and the traditional Overhead Cast with great results. However, starting to settle on a variant of the “Perry Poke Cast” one-handed style for most instances.
Here is a short video demo of the Rio Trout Max below…