Rio is by far our #1 vendor for fly lines....and for good reason. They have a variety of NEW lines for the 2014 season and we thought we'd point them out here! Some great additions in particular for the Salmon and Steelhead angler.
* New Scandi Head
The RIO Scandi head is a very easy casting Scandi style shooting head, built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the utmost in casting control and sensitivity. It is available in a multitude of lengths and weights to cover all rod and angling situations. For tight casting spots and the utmost in ease of casting use a head length that is between 2.5 and 3 times the length of the rod, thus a 12 ft rod would work best with a head that is between 30 and 36 ft in length. The shorter the head length, the tighter the back casting space an angler can fish in. With more room and better casting skills a longer head provides the angler with less line to strip in between each cast and more fishing time.
* New Skagit Max and Skagit Max Short
The Skagit Max is an exceptionally easy casting Skagit style shooting head that will cast big flies, and the heaviest sinking tips with the utmost of ease. A unique taper design not only casts all the nasty stuff associated with Skagit fishing, but also forms beautiful loops and is extremely pleasant to cast. The head is built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the utmost in casting control and sensitivity, and has a highly visible orange section loop for easy recognition. It is available in a multitude of lengths and weights to cover all rod and angling situations.
Click Here to learn more about the Rio Skagit Max fly line!
The Max Short from Rio is an exceptionally easy casting Skagit style shooting head that is ideal for short Spey rods, Switch rods and single-handed rods. The head will cast big flies, and the heaviest sinking tips with the utmost of ease. The head is built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the utmost in casting control and sensitivity, and has a highly visible orange section loop for easy recognition. It is available in a multitude of lengths and weights to cover all rod and angling situations.
Click Here to read more about the Rio Skagit Max Short fly line.
* New Rio Grip Shooter! Put it all together!
May be the best running line/shooting line ever developed!
RIO’s new GripShooter is based on the very popular SlickShooter, but has a thick, coated handling section that makes it very easy to grip in cold conditions. The thin nylon shooting line gives casters maximum distance, is light enough to hold off the water at range and allows anglers great control of their head and fly far out in the swing. A neat 8” welded loop at the front end allows for fast and efficient head changes.
Thick, highly visible handling section for grip, durability and visibility.
200 to 400 gr - 0.024”/0.026” shooting line, or 25lb GripShooter.
400 to 550 gr - 0.030”/0.032” shooting line, or 35lb GripShooter.
550 to 675 gr - 0.035”/0.037” shooting line, or 44lb GripShooter.
Click Here to view more on the Rio Grip Shooter
* New Rio Anti-Twist Spey Swivels-
A really welcome addition for folks who attach heads to running/shooting lines.
RIO's Spey swivel attaches (via loop-to-loop connections) between the shooting line and shooting head and eliminates twists and kinks often caused by spey casting.
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* New Rio Switch Chucker
The Rio Switch Chucker is a very easy casting line, with a short head and plenty of weight at the front for casting indicators, sink tips and large flies. The line features a long front taper that makes it a pleasure to roll and spey cast with, and a short back taper that allows anglers to shoot for distance with ease. An integrated running line ensures there are no loop-to-loop connections running through the guides. The Chucker is the best choice of Switch line for fishing tight in and for any Switch rod caster who wants the casting to be as easy as possible.
* Short, powerful head for effortless casts
* Easily handles sink tips and indicator rigs
May well be the most versatile line for Switch Rods!
Click Here to view more on the Rio Switch Chucker fly line
* New Rio Indicator II-
Best seller for high-stick nymphing. The Indicator II line from Rio has been designed to cast indicator rigs with ease – whether for trout or steelhead. The thick diameter, high floating easy viz tip and short front taper easily turns over the largest of indicators, while the ultra long head is easy to mend and control the fly at long range. RIO’s acclaimed DualTone load locating system makes it simple for anglers to find the ideal casting area of the fly line. It is the perfect line for fishing indicator rigs.
Click Here to view more on the new Rio Indicator II Fly Line
* And for you lowly trout fishermen-
Rio's revolutionary new Perception floating line helps trout anglers connect with more fish than ever before. Built with ultra-low stretch ConnectCore Technology, Perception fly lines provide groundbreaking levels of sensitivity for intuitively better cast timing, easier line lift and sharp, precise mends. Lack of stretch also means enhanced detection of subtle takes and significantly reduced reaction time when setting the hook.
Their exclusive SureFire color system (Rio's unique tri-color distance measure) improves casting accuracy by making it easy to gauge exact distances with a quick glance. In addition, Rio's EasyID tag ensures that anglers can easily identify which line they are using. Perception lines feature MaxCast hydrophobic coating, MaxFloat Tip technology and AgentX slickening formula. It all adds up to improved casting, better fishing and more importantly, more fish.
* Connect Core
* Max Cast
* MaxFloat Tip
* Agent X
* SureFire Color System
* EasyID Tag
* Front welded loop
* Back welded loop
Click Here to view more on Rio's Perception Trout Fly Line
That's it for now friends.....the new products from Rio Fly Lines 2014! Stay tuned for more....we have alot coming your way.
Mad River Outfitters
Columbus, Ohio 43214