RIO Tarpon Fly Line
The perfect line for Tarpon and other tropical species. This line has a long back taper for smooth, controlled casts and is slightly heavier than the AFTMA standard to load rods for quick accurate casts. There are two color options in the floating line; a sea grass green line, which is the regular floating line, and a camo tip version with 20 ft of dark camo at the front end to avoid spooking fish in tricky conditions. In addition, a floating line with a 10 ft clear intermediate tip is available for coping with windy days, or for getting the fly a little deeper. Each line features a tropical AgentX coating made with RIO’s XS Technology combined with a medium stiff core that will not wilt in the heat, and include welded loops at both ends for easy rigging.
Traditionally, getting a fly line to float has required mixing tiny glass balls (called microspheres) into the lines coating. After years of experimentation RIO have developed a unique element which is six times more buoyant than those used by other fly line manufacturers. This process is called „Fusion Technology”. By simultaneously processing this super-buoyant undercoating with an ultra-smooth outer coating the results are the smoothest, most durable and highest floating fly lines imaginable.
XS (Extreme Slickness)
The RIO test laboratories carried out extensive practical experiments and material combinations, until they discovered the secret behind the XS Technology. The result is a generation of fly lines with a slicker surface. On the water this leads to longer and more accurate casts, less abrasion, less dirt attraction and an overall better performance.
RIO pioneered / originated the innovative welded loop technique. Welded loop fly line tips float better and enable a rapid change of leader. Almost all RIO fly lines are supplied with these small welded loops, please see the appropriate line diagram for information.
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