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For more than 20 years, RIO has demonstrated passion, innovation and a pure love for the sport through its development of the industry's highest performance fly lines. And the great news is, we will continue to research, design and refine our products to ensure they are your preferred line of choice for years to come.
In 1990, Jim and Kitty Vincent founded RIO in the mountains of Idaho on the idea that exceptional fly fishing products should be built by anglers for anglers. More than twenty five years later, we're still in Idaho and driven by that same ethos. Most of us here are passionate fly fishing bums, wading all day in cold, clear Idaho trout streams, lighting delicate dries and heaving huge streamers - hooking, (losing), landing, turning loose fish after fish... what a grind. We won't even mention the horror of having to battle tarpon after bonefish after permit in the balmy turquoise tropics, or braving the wrath of angry chrome in BC. It's true, RIO's cast members donate literally thousands and thousands of hours on the water researching, designing and refining our products, so that when the boss or spouse pushes you out the door to go fishing - yet again - at least you'll have the pleasure of throwing the highest performance fly lines out there. And even after all these years of selfless devotion to creating the industry's most comprehensive and technically advanced fly lines (designed for just about every finned creature out there) RIO's passion remains as strong as when we first began this journey. Some might smirk and say we're just fanatics, using our selfish needs to create the most sophisticated, strenuously tested products available... but we call it pride... pride in the promise to give you the absolute, hands-down, best of fly fishing excellence on your rod.
Product development like that won't happen all by itself â€“ that level of commitment is going to require thousands more hours on the water â€“ but somebody's got to do it, and that somebody is RIO. No matter what line family, price level or quality RIO fly line you choose, you can fish happy in the knowledge that every single fly line is made in our Idaho Falls facility â€“ close to the banks of our premium testing grounds, the Henryâ€™s Fork and the South Fork of the Snake in Idaho. Fly line manufacturing is a complicated business requiring incredibly sophisticated machinery. You donâ€™t just go out and buy a fly line making machine, so most of the parts, software and electronics are custom designed and built by the R&D team on site. There are many steps to making a premium quality fly line â€“ too many to illustrate here, but the key steps include; drying out the core material, mixing the main coating ingredients, applying the coating to the core, curing the raw fly lines, coiling lines into individual coils, welding loops on the ends, printing of RIO's Easy ID line marking system and packaging the lines into boxes. Of course, each line undergoes numerous quality control checks throughout several stages of manufacturing, as well as intensive product testing in the lab and on the water.
Buy on-line or talk with a knowledgeable fly fishing specialist:
- Rio 3D Intouch Big Nasty Sink Tip
- Rio 4D Intouch Big Nasty Sink Tip
- Rio Aqualux II
- Rio Camolux
- Rio ConnectCore Metered Shooting Line
- RIo ConnectCore Shooting Line
- Rio DirectCore Flats Pro
- Rio DirectCore Tarpon
- Rio Elite Grand
- Rio Elite Perception
- Rio Elite Predator Sink Tip Fly Line
- Rio Elite Technical Trout
- Rio Fathom Sinking Lines
- Rio FIPS Euro Nymph
- Rio GT
- Rio Intouch 15ft Sink Tip
- Rio Intouch Big Nasty
- Rio InTouch CamoLux
- Rio Intouch Deep 3
- Rio Intouch Grand
- Rio InTouch Midge Tip Long
- Rio Intouch Outbound Coldwater
- Rio Intouch Outbound Short
- Rio Intouch Outbound Short Coldwater
- Rio Intouch Perception
- Rio Intouch Stillwater Floater
- Rio Intouch Trout LT
- Rio Intouch Trout/Steelhead Indicator
- Rio Intouch Xtreme Indicator
- Rio Premier Gold
- Rio Premier Grand
- Rio Trout LT
- Elite Skagit Max Launch
- Elite Skagit Max Power
- Rio AFS
- Rio Intouch Switch Chucker
- Rio Intouch Switch Line
- Rio PowerSpey
- Rio PowerSpey VersiTip
- Rio Skagit Flight
- Rio Switch Chucker
- Rio Switch Line
- Skagit Max
- Skagit Max Long
- Skagit Max Short
- UniSpey Versitip
An Intermediate Sinking Line With A Completley Clear Head - Essential For All Lake Anglers
RIO’s Aqualux II line has a 30ft, clear intermediate head that sinks about 1.5 to 2 ips, and is deadly efficient for fishing between 2ft and 6ft in depth in stillwaters. The short head makes it very easy to cast, and reduces the number of false casts required to get the line out - resulting … more
An Intermediate Sinking Line, Built For Camouflage And Stealth.
RIO’s Camolux line is an intermediate sinking line that sinks about 1.5 to 2 ips, The line is built with a unique camo coloration that is extremely effective when targeting wary fish in clear water, and is deadly efficient for fishing between 2ft and 6ft depth in lakes. Each line features a … more
Each shooting line is built on rios ultra-low strech connectcore for maximum sensitivety and performance. The line also features RIO''s range finder system with a colour change every ten feet.
Ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for maximum sensitivity and performance… more
Designed For Fast-Action Fly Rods, With Low Stretch, Ultra-Slick Performance
The Elite RIO Grand is a full line size heavier than the industry standard, and features more weight distributed towards the front of the line to easily load faster action fly rods, and is an excellent line choice for novice casters who need a little more "feel" when casting.
Easy Casting All-Around Trout Line, With Low- Stretch, Ultra-Slick Performance.
The Elite RIO Perception is an easy casting, general purpose fly line that casts nymphs, dry flies, streamers and soft hackles with ease. The short head makes this a particularly good line on smaller rivers and lakes when long distance line control is not necessary.… more
Designed To Cast Large, And Heavy Flies With Low-Stretch, Ultra-Slick Performance
Whether fishing for trout, bass, pike, or musky there are times when a large fly is the best option, and RIO’s Predator line series is designed specifically to cast them easily. Featuring a short, powerful front taper and plenty of weight at the front, the lines have no problem casting the … more
Specfically Designed For Delicate Presentations Of Small Flies To Technical Feeders At Range, With Low-Stretch, Ultra-Slick Performance.
RIO’s Elite Technical Trout line features a long, fine front taper for the lightest of presentations and delicacy and is the ideal choice of line when fishing dry flies, nymphs, soft hackles and emergers to tricky eaters at distance. The line has a long head and back taper to increase loop … more
A COMPLETE SERIES OF SINKING LINES DESIGNED For Easy Distance And Complete Fly Control
RIO’S FATHOM LINES are a series of sinking lines designed specifically for the lake angler. Each line has a short, quick-loading head for minimizing the number of false casts, and for quick, easy distance, and a color contrast between the head and the running line to easily show the … more
One Size Fits All European Style Nymphing Line
RIO's updated Euro Nymph line has been thoroughly vetted and approved by FIPS Mouche as "Competition Legal". A system of special marks on the line has been endorsed and approved by FIPS Mouche, ensuring that competitive anglers do not have to waste valuable fishing time by having … more
THE PERFECT FLOATING LINE For The Lake Angler, With Ultra-Low Stretch Performance
RIO’S INTOUCH STILLWATER FLOATER is the perfect all-around floating line for the lake angler. The line is designed to easily cast long leaders and multi-fly set ups, as well as to turnover indicators rigs. The ultra-low stretch ConnectCore provides incredible levels of sensitivity for … more
An Incredibly Advanced Nymphing Line, Ideal For Fishing Indicators Out Of A Boat
The InTouch Xtreme Indicator line has been designed to be a very effective tool for anglers that fish nymphs and indicators out of a boat. The short head has a powerful front taper that casts indicator rigs with ease, and loads up with a single cast. Built with RIO’s ultra-low stretch … more
The Ultimate, All-Around Fly Line With Ultra-Slick Performance.
Improved for 2020!! The RIO Gold has been the go-to trout line around the world for many years, and for a multitude of fly fishers. The line has a long head and back taper that give casters total line control and stability at range - whether casting or mending. The unique profile is designed to … more
Designed For Fast-Action Fly Rods With Ultra-Slick Performance.
Improved for 2020!! The RIO Grand is a full line size heavier than the industry standard, and features more weight distributed towards the front of the line to easily load faster action fly rods. Built with a short head that is easy to cast, this line is also an excellent choice for novice … more
Smooth Casting Skagit Heads, Perfectly Balanced For The Appropriate Sink Tips
RIO Skagit Max Launch heads deliver the power needed to cast large flies and sinking tips more elegantly than ever before. The unique weight distribution deeply loads rods for long, powerful casts, while the refined taper design generates incredibly smooth loops which transition seamlessly from … more
Short, Easy Casting Heads For The Biggest Flies, And Tightest Restrictions
RIO Skagit Max Power heads cast the largest flies and the heaviest sinking tips with exceptional ease. The unique weight distribution deeply loads rods for long casts while the powerful front taper delivers enough punch to turn over all the weight you need to get the fly into the strike zone. … more