Rio Fly Lines

Jim and Kitty Vincent founded Rio in the mountains of Idaho in 1990, and since then, Rio has been creating the finest quality fly lines, leaders, and tippets on the planet. They have a loyal following of die hard anglers and guides all over the world, and they have earned that following by living on the cutting edge of fly fishing technology. Thousands of hours of research, both on the water and in the factory, have put Rio fly lines ahead of the pack with advanced features like their ConnectCore technology and MaxFloat line coating. Rio developers are never satisfied with "good enough". They are always improving and advancing their products to better serve anglers everywhere. Rio's terminal tackle products have a widespread reputation for strength and reliability that has gone unchallenged for over twenty years.  Whether you are stalking tailing bones in the Bahamian flats or casting for British Columbia steelhead, you can trust Rio fly lines to get your fly where it needs to be. 

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Dale Martens
Rio Outbound Short Fly Line
"Outspoken about Outstanding Outbound"

I have a number of these lines - floaters, full intermediates, intermediate tips, and fast sinking tips. They are great whenever casting for distance and covering lots of water is the name of the game. A bonus of their heavy weight is that if you have to snap out a quick, accurate short cast, you can feel the rod load without much line. Be sure to click on the "details" button.
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Dale Martens
Rio Tarpon Nylon Shock Hand Tied Leaders - 3 Pack
"Fantastic if you - like me - want to mess around with as few knots as possible."

I took these on my only trip where I targeted large tarpon - to Isla Holbox. Since I would much rather leave leader construction to someone who knows what they are doing, these things were perfect. They consist of a shock tippet section and a class tippet section. The class tippet section has a loop to attach to a butt section. I used a 4 or 5 foot butt section of about 60 lb. mono. Tie a loo
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