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InTouch RIO Streamer Tip Fly Line

$89.99

InTouch RIO Streamer Tip Fly Line

$89.99

Description

The ultimate range of sink tip lines for throwing streamers with ultra-low stretch performance.

Description

A series of lines with short, 10 ft sinking tips, specifically built for fly fishers that like to fish streamers out of a boat. A short, heavy head loads rods at close range, allowing anglers to make fast, one-shot casts. An aggressive, powerful front taper casts large conehead muddlers and bunny leech rigs with ease, while a welded loop on the front end allow anglers to change rigs quickly. Built with RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore Technology and a supple coldwater coating, this line will not tangle off the reel. 

Two different tip densities are available; the F/I has an intermediate tip that sinks about 1.5in per second, and is great for throwing streamers to the bank. The fast sinking type 6 tip sinks about 6in per second and is ideal when fast depth is required.

Features

  • Built with ultra-low stretch connectore technology for the maximum in sensitivity, control and performance.
  • Short, powerful head to load at close range.
  • Short, powerful head to load at close range.
  • Aggressive front taper easily casts large streamers.
  • Welded loops for super fast rigging.

Connect Core

When you rely on touch to know what’s going on in the depths, line stretch is the enemy.

Our ConnectCore lines open up new worlds of perception and sensitivity with ultra-low stretch performance. Soft, subtle takes become positive grabs, and without stretch to dull reaction times, hook sets are instant and sure. ConnectCore. The secret weapon for success.

Extreme Slickness

Every fly fisherman is looking for a slicker line, and for good reason. Slicker line means longer casts, which is something all anglers strive to achieve. XS Technology is the latest development from RIO's lab coats that focuses on creating an ultra slick line, with dirt-repelling tendencies.

XS (Extreme Slickness) Technology began when RIO's chemists began reformulating conventional chemical combinations. Although RIO's formulas were great, our scientists are fly fishers, and by definition they want an even slicker fly line - it's just part of the deal. So first, they tackled the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coating and through intense scrutiny down to the polymeric mix level, (say that 10 times fast) they defined some fundamental limitations. Out went the old PVC/silicone formulas and by methodically adding a little more of this, a little less of that, and a pinch of secret sauce, the lab coats cooked up a completely new and improved recipe. With XS Technology, RIO has developed a fly line that is slicker, more stable, and far less apt to attract dirt, and paired with AgentX Technology, it engineers a line that is less dense, casts further and more accurately, floats higher, lasts longer, and offers more consistent performance cast after cast, strike after strike, fish after fish.

Density Compensation

The majority of modern fly lines feature a taper at the front end, which ensures that they cast smoothly and land on the water without too much impact. With sinking lines and sink tips, this taper creates a small problem; as the line gets thinner the amount of coating on it gets less.

The coating is what makes a fly line sink, so as the coating is reduced, the sink rate slows down. Usually this means a tapered sinking line sinks in a curve - with the thicker, heavier and denser body section sinking faster than the tip - not good for controlling the depth, and especially not good for detecting atake, or setting the hook. RIO's Density Compensation adds a more dense material to the thin tip, which ensures the line sinks straight - better for knowing when a fish takes the fly, and far better for setting the hook. All RIO's premium tapered sinking lines and sink tips are Density Compensated.

Front Loop

A neat, bullet-proof welded loop on the front end for fast rigging.