RIO Fly Lines
RIO was founded by Jim and Kitty Vincent in 1990 in the mountains of Idaho. Their simple premise was that exceptional fly fishing products should be built by anglers, for anglers. More than twenty-five years later, they are still in Idaho and still making exceptional RIO Fly Lines, which are now some of the most renowned and sought after fly lines in the world. Their continual R&D with the latest high-tech materials and coating puts RIO fly lines up there with the very best. The outstanding profiles of many of RIO’s fly lines are invented, refined and honed by RIO, who work with some of the world’s most dedicated and successful game fishermen.
The Twin-Colour range of RIO fly lines were amongst the first to help anglers both see and understand how the correct amount of fly line beyond your rod tip will revolutionise your casting.
Their renowned AgentX Technology, which bonds two separate coating layers onto one, creates both super-slick casting speed and extended durability. RIO's latest Easy ID line marking system, which allows you to know just how much sinking line you have, is just another example of the continual advanced development of RIO fly lines.
RIO Gold Floating Fly Lines are all-round WF fly lines which combine a long back taper with a shorter head, twin-colour, and RIO’s MaxCast Technology, allowing longer casting and superb presentation. The single strand monofilament core RIO Midge Tip Fly Line was conceived and tested by some of the top stillwater anglers in the USA, UK and Canada. It is a yellow floating line with a 1m Clear Intermediate Tip, which slowly sinks sub-surface to reduce retrieval wake and is perfect for nymphing and fishing emergers and buzzers. The RIO fly lines range of Powerflex Copolymer Tippet line on 30yd and 100yd Spools, and Powerflex Copolymer Tapered Leaders in both Trout and Steelhead/Salmon strengths, are among the best leaders available to connect fly line and fly.