November 1, 2013 (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, introduces two new, radically-advanced Technical Shooting Lines for the spey fly fisher.
RIO’s new ConnectCore Shooting Line takes advantage of an ultra-low stretch core that allows anglers to stay perfectly in contact with their fly throughout the swing and feel every slight touch. A thick, highly visible hot orange handling section makes it easy to grip the line and easily shows anglers when to stop stripping to make the next cast and helps anglers track the swing of the line. In addition, XS Technology lets the line shoot far and float high for the ultimate in performance. A large eight-inch loop at the front end makes it very easy for anglers to quickly set up. Available in 0.026”, 0.032”, 0.037” and 0.042” diameters, these lines come in light gray/hot orange, pale green/hot orange, pale blue/hot orange and straw/hot orange, respectively. Each ConnectCore Shooting Line is available at retail for $59.95.
The new GripShooter Shooting Line is based off the very popular SlickShooter but with an added coated handling section that makes it very easy to grip in cold conditions. The thin nylon shooting line gives casters the maximum distance and is light enough to allow great control of the head and fly far out in the swing. A neat eight-inch welded loop at the front end allows for fast and efficient head changes. Available in 25-pound, 35-pound, 44-pound and 50-pound options, these lines are blue, orange, red and yellow, respectively. GripShooter Shooting Lines are available at RIO dealers for $29.95.
For more detailed information and to watch a short film showing the advantages and ideal use of each shooting line click here: https://vimeo.com/70445572