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Barrio ISS Spey Fly Lines

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The Barrio ISS (Integrated Scandi Spey) range of lines are easy casting, short headed Spey lines in floating and intermediate densities for two handed rods. These have gained an excellent reputation, offering the angler a line that is accurate in short casts, easy distance casts when required and superb presentation of everything from small dressed flies to copper tubes - a hugely versatile line in keeping with the Barrio design ethos.

The ISS range is an ideal all-round line, but also an excellent choice where space is tight, when deep wading, when fishing large flies, or for hand-lining tactics. Much of the design and development work has been done with ease of use in mind and due to its all-round characteristics, it is also an excellent choice for those new to Salmon fishing.

Following final testing in the back-end of 2017, the Intermediate Head ISS is new to the market for 2018. It combines all the excellent properties of the floating ISS Spey in a new line which is designed to sink at about 1.5 inches per second. This makes it ideal for when you want to get down that little bit further in bigger water conditions, or in the spring and autumn.

Both the floating and intermediate ISS Spey lines have been designed to be fished with 10' polyleaders of all densities, or they can be matched to simple 15' tapered Salmon leaders.

Our floating ISS Spey lines (F) have a pale olive floating head and cream floating running line.

Our intermediate headed ISS Spey lines (IH) have a darker olive intermediate head and pale yellow floating running line.

Barrio lines do not have factory welded loops, we use salmon sized RM braided loops. These are available to order and are very easy to fit.

Country of manufacture: Made in the UK.

Barrio ISS integrated Scandi Spey lines
Euan Innes with a nice salmon on the Upper River Beauly

Please note that our fly line profile diagrams do not include any information regarding compound tapers ( multiple tapers within a taper ) that we may have included within the profile and that the dimensions may vary for each individual line weight.

Barrio ISS Fly Line Profile

ISS Spey Line Weights

The ISS Spey is a full length line of approx 41 metres or 134 feet in length, target head weights and lengths are listed below:

ISS 7/8 : 31 grams or 478 grains at 34 feet
ISS 8/9 : 35 grams or 540 grains at 39 feet
ISS 9/10 : 39 grams or 602 grains at 41 feet
ISS 10/11 : 43 grams or 664 grains at 43 feet

Customer Reviews

Name: Dominique Brochard
Country: France
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

Je viens de faire des essais avec ma nouvelle ligne ISS Spey 8/9 sur une Shakespeare Oracle 6 brins # 8 : une merveille à lancer!....Pas d'effort du lanceur, la canne semble travailler toute seule.... A noter qu'il faut lui adjoindre un polyleader de 10ft flottant ou dans mon cas, sinking, et le shoot et la glisse sont là; un vrai plaisir à lancer!

Merci Mike de la qualité de ces produits.

A recommander à tous les bons et moins bons lanceurs , pour le plaisir.

Name: Robert C. Van Dijk
Country: The Netherlands
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

This afternoon I tried my new 7/8 ISS Spey line in conjunction with a 7/8 12.5 feet Guideline Lpxe. It was a great pleasure casting this line on this rod. On the line attached a 10 feet poly leader with a 10 feet tippet. All casts were very powerful and achieved unexpected distances.

Either hand up, snake roll, single - double spey no problem at all. Perfect V loops , unrolling performance and accuracy.

A recommendable line for novice - and experienced casters who want to feel the line acting on the rod.

Robert van Dijk
Author of the book “Spey Casting” Handbook for double handed fly fishing

Name: Simon Harkness
Country: Ireland
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

Been using my new ISS Spey line for a few weeks now and absolutely adore it.

Using it with my 12’9 Shakespeare Oracle Scandi rod. Casts like a dream.

Name: Pete Reynolds
Country: Yorkshire, UK
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

Had the 7/8 line for several months now in use on my 7 weight Hardy Zenith 12ft 6. To date I couldn't be more pleased. This line will cast any poly tip or tapered leader and any weight of fly to boot. It makes a total mockery of the "black art" of successful Spey Casting. Wind, bankside obstruction, either hand up, all makes no odds. Total accuracy, razor sharp loops and delicate presentation are on offer for the merest input.

This line really is a game changer.

Name: Alastair Gibson
Country: UK
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

Having used Barrio switch lines for a number of hears I decided to try a 10/11 ISS Spey Line on my 14'6 Hardy Zenith Sintrix. Hugely impressed! Casts beautifully and I was amazed at how delicately I could present the fly on a 12ft leader.

Really smooth coating allows you to shoot line very easily. All in all just about the perfect line for the beat of the Usk that I fish! Also very reasonably priced.

Name: Trevor
Country: England
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

Excellent line. So pleased I decided to get one of these in 10/11 weight. It matches a Guideline Le Cie 14' 8" rod perfectly and I can throw an accurate long line nearly every time. I think of myself as a novice caster though I've been salmon fishing for a while, but this line has changed that.

I recommend these lines wholeheartedly.

Name: Hamish Young
Country: Scotland
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

I have been out pretty much solely with the ISS during the past season with a 9/10 on my Mackenzie DTX:Atlas 13'7" #9wt and a 10/11 on my MacKenzie 'original' DTX 15'. I thought it might be useful to share some of my findings as an end of season review.

Incidentally these lines have also been tried on a wide range of rods including Gaelforce, Sharpes, B&W, Hardy, Shakespeare and CND - plus others I've probably forgotten.

In the tougher wind conditions experienced in the early part of the season up here in Inverness-shire the ISS was a perfect choice, it inspires confidence in anyone who uses it and in all conditions "I really can make that cast" and so on. I have experimented with 15' sinking polyleaders on both the 9/10 and 10/11 and whilst that's asking a bit of the 9/10 it coped very well. The 10/11 ... with impunity, it's as if they weren't there at all. Now this is interesting to me as although I use all sorts of polyleaders and 'T' tips, I do like using longer polyleaders, I'd simply not tried them on the ISS before.

As a self confessed tackle tart I've got all sorts of Salmon lines, some really really good and some harder to use but rewarding when you get it right. This season past I did more Salmon fishing than in any season in the previous 5, with an armoury of gear to choose from it's a testament to how good this line really is that I pretty much only used the ISS (exceptions were when my friend Euan borrowed it) as my go to line.

Salmon fishing next year? You should buy one, I don't think you can afford to be without one.

Name: Phil Ball
Country: UK
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

Bought the ISS Spey line after speaking to Mike and the line just loads so easily and shoots from the rod effortlessly.

A great line at a great price and I can now cover the whole river with ease.

Name: Neil alexander
Country: Scotland
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

Once again, fantastic service from Mike with next day delivery of my ISS Spey line.

I'll be out on the Don today to try it out on my Snowbee rod.

Name: Sam Mcbrearty
Country: Scotland
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

What a relief to finally have a great quality line. I have always been a Hardy line man, well, till I got my ISS Barrio, what a down right perfect casting line.

Name: Trevor Stott
Country: Scotland
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

Recently ordered an ISS Spey 7/8-F to use on a John Norris N1 Scandi Rod. The line casts superbly well, so much so that I have just ordered an ISS 7/8-IH. As usual, excellent next day service from Barrio.

Name: Tom Davis
Country: England
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

Just back from our annual autumn week on the North Tyne. Concerned at the lack of stealth with a true shooting head, I decided to try a Barrio ISS Spey line on my 9/10 Guideline LPXE. The line performed brilliantly, transforming both delicacy and distance of my Spey casts.

It is a superb line. My only slight criticism is that I found it difficult sometimes to see the colour change (white to olive) where the running line meets the head, especially in the sun and with Polaroids on. Nothing that can’t be sorted with a marker pen. I’m now going to order another for my second rod.

Name: Iain Mortimer
Country: UK
Subject: ISS Spey Lines

After about a 30 year break I returned to salmon fishing last week and after being recommended to buy an Airflo delta Classic #8/9 double hander the next question was what line to match it to. Having been a fan of the Barrio Mallard lines for my trout fishing, I rapidly settled on the ISS Spey line. What a great choice, because it cast like a dream from the off and I was rapidly into the rhythm, finding it easy to single and double spey cast off both shoulders.

My only slight gripe was it can difficult to work out where the running line started - easily solved with a black marker. After a year of use in the UK and Ireland the line remains like new. Even better I see that Mike has now added a different colour to the running line, making this just about perfect and in my opinion the best value line you can get, as it does everything I need and easily matches lines that are many times the price.