RIO Introduces Four New Types of Tippet Material



May 1, 2013 (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, announces the addition of four new tippet materials to its comprehensive range.

Fluoroflex® Freshwater is a medium-stiff tippet made with pure fluorocarbon; ideal for salmon, steelhead, bass, and for throwing larger flies at freshwater species. It is also extremely abrasion resistant and a great choice when a tough material is required. Being fluorocarbon, Fluoroflex Freshwater tippet material has a light refraction index very close to water, which results in an almost invisible tippet when under water. It is available from 7x-0x at a retail price of $12.95 and in 16-pound and 20-pound spools for $17.95 from any authorized RIO dealer.

The new Fluoroflex Saltwater Tippet is also 100 percent fluorocarbon, highly abrasion resistant and medium-stiff in nature. It is a fantastic choice of tippet material for casting on windy days with large saltwater fly patterns and great on clear flats when targeting spooky fish. Fluoroflex Saltwater is available in 8, 10, 12, 16, 20 and 25-pound spools for $17.95 and 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100-pound for $24.95.

Another new addition for anglers chasing bonefish, redfish, stripers, coastal salmon, and sea-runs is the new RIO Saltwater Tippet. The medium-stiff nylon tippet is ideal for casting typical saltwater flies in windy conditions combining high knot strength and great abrasion resistance. The Saltwater Tippet is available in 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25, and 30-pound spools for a retail price of $4.95.

RIO’s new Steelhead/Salmon Tippet is soft enough to let a waking dry wobble and dance yet stiff enough to turn over big Intruders. The medium-stiff tippet has great knot strength and is available in 8, 10, 12, 16 and 20-pound spools and retails for $4.95.


About RIO Products:

RIO is a pioneer in developing fly lines, leaders and tippet material to enhance fly fishing experiences across the globe. Offering premium fly lines for both freshwater and saltwater fishing applications, RIO consistently utilizes field experience and scientific testing to create the best products on the market for anglers. Founded 20 years ago in the mountains of Idaho, RIO continues to develop innovative products, design revolutionary tapers and refine performance-driven fly line technologies. For more information about RIO Products, please visit Connect with us through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Vimeo.

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