Switch Line

Our switch fly fishing line makes spey casting easier. Made in USA.


Fly fishing line made specifically for Orvis Switch rods. Cast overhand, single or double hand, and Spey with one line. Contrasting colored back taper lets you know the 'sweet spot' for a setup. 125' total length. 34' head. WF5 300 grains. WF6 340 grains. WF7 380 grains. WF8 420 grains. WF9 520 grains. WF10 580 grains. Fly fishing line in pale yellow with olive taper. Enhance your presentation options and casting performance by using Orvis 10' polyleaders. Made in USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 11 reviews


11 of 11 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    A 'reel' bargain - 7/9/2013
    By: from Newcastle, UK

    A great product and excellent value. It's a delight to use, irrespective of casting style. When Spey casting, the line loads readily and shoots well. It is an ideal line for the sea trout enthusiast, offering both distance and finesse.

  • 5/5

    5 wt SWITCH LINE - 4/4/2013
    By: from Kings Mountain, NC

    I am using my 5 wt switch line on a HLS 4wt rod. This is the best casting line of all the Orvis lines I own. I have also used it on a vintage bamboo 5 wt rod with equal results.

  • 4/5

    jack of all trades master of none - 4/2/2013
    By: from Upper Magalloway River, Maine

    A good all-around switch line, capable of overhead, scandi and traditional spey casts. I also use it as a salmon line on a single-handed eight or nine weight rod. Super long belly would probably be great for nymphing...if that's what you're into. Not the best for shooting line while scandi or skagit casting, but does allow for a soft presentation.

  • 5/5

    Fly Line - 2/4/2013

    Havent used this line yet,still winter.Put it on my reel and the line is excellent quality.

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  • 5/5

    Very versatile line... - 11/20/2012
    By: from Cape Cod, MA

    Great line, perfectly matched to my rod. With the addition of Orvis poly leaders, it has become a versatile system for akk my fishing on the Cape.

  • 5/5

    Good Line - 10/19/2012
    By: from Hudson Valley, NY

    I have this line on a 8/9 weight 11' switch rod I use for salmon. Backing is Orvis Gel spun and a 10' poly leader at the front end. The line casts like a bullet. There is no hinging at the head and line connection because the head is built in. There is little physical effort in casting forward required to have a nice D-loop as I have experienced in some line and head combinations. The line is supple and easy set for cross t or double spey cast. There is a contrast color to aid in setting an anchor point, but I found on my rod, at least, the best anchor was a little forward of it and really don't use it. Likely handy for someone getting used to a spey cast. I found this to be a simple straight forward setup that works well, Very pleased.

  • 5/5

    Excellent Value Product - 9/3/2012
    By: from Fort Collins, CO

    I purchased the Orvis Switch Line for a new switch rod I aquired. It loads the rod well and casts remarkably well especially considering this is my first attempt at learning to do switch and spey casts. The change in color really helps to get the head portion of the line in the correct location for a cast.

  • 5/5

    Very smooth - 7/11/2012

    I have now used this line with an 8Wt switch rod a couple of times. It is quite capable of being used single handed although it performs very well with 2 handed casting. I find the best casting point for me is about one foot outside the sweet spot part of the line. Really pleased with it so far.

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