IFTD 2016: New Lines and More From RIO
InTouch Big Nasty: Available in WF6F–WF10F, this new line is built with a weight higher than the industry standard and has a powerful, short front taper to help cast bulky flies. Other features include loops, low-stretch ConnectCore technology, AgentX, a coldwater coating, and Extreme Slickness. $89.95
InTouch Trout/Steelhead Indicator: Arriving in WF4F–WF8F sizes, this line sports a powerful front taper for strong turnovers of indicator rigs along with a long body and back taper for additional stability at distant ranges. Like the Big Nasty, it also comes equipped with loops, ConnectCore, AgentX, and Extreme Slickness. $89.95
Coastal Quickshooter: Designed for saltwater anglers fishing in cooler temperatures, the Coastal Quickshooter features Extreme Slickness and is made with a short, powerful front taper and intermediate-sinking head. Great for turning over bulky flies even at close range, these lines can be had in WF5I–WF8I sizes. Additionally, there is a Coastal Quickshooter XP (Extra Powerful) option that will be available. This version is constructed with a heavily-weighted head and aggressive front taper for more demanding flies and conditions and comes in WF8I–WF10I sizes. Regardless of which line you choose, expect a price of $79.95
Winter Redfish Line: If you like targeting redfish during the cool months, this is definitely a line to look at. Built with a supple core and coating and Extreme Slickness, the short front taper and head design will turn over bulky flies and load easily at short range. Arriving in WF8F–WF10F, look for a price of $89.95.
Saltwater Mono: RIO's new monofilament offers a great blend of strength, diameter, and lacks memory. These lines are ideal for making your own leaders and will come in sizes ranging from 8lb to 60lb and are priced at $8.95.
InTouch Mid Head Spey: RIO advertises this as a great line for fly anglers fishing mid-sized rivers with rods from 13–14 feet long. Available in 6/7 to 10/11F or 520 grains to 785 grains, RIO has designed these with a rear-weighted head design for easy loading and control. $99.95
Powerflex Max Shooting Line: Designed on a medium-stiff Powerflex core with a tough outside coating, RIO made these lines for anglers using Skagit or Scandi style shooting heads. These long-casting, high-floating lines boast increased durability, tangle-free performance, and a slick coating. Each line is 100-feet long, has a welded loop, and comes in .024", .030", and .040" sizes for $49.95.
Favorite Fly Fishing Knots DVD: This handy DVD is a great resource that features easy-to-see instruction on tying a wide variety of knots. Each relevant knot is also tied in 10-pound tippet material then tested for breaking strength. $19.95.
Expect new products from RIO to be available in August 2016.