I see there have been no replies. I've never cast an ESN, however, I do have an Orvis Recon, 10ft 3wt which I suspect is somewhat similar. I've had great success swinging soft hackles on the Rio single hand spey, and the single hand spey 3D. Also small streamers with the SA skagit light. I typically swing my way downstream and then nymph my way back up. I know it's not the same rod, but I hope the above was a bit of a help.