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Fly Lines: The New RIO Gold Freshwater Line

Posted on November 14 2007

RIO just announced the arrival of its new Gold series fly lines. Designed for freshwater use, the new lines feature the brand new XS (“Extreme Slickness”) coatings that RIO CEO John Harder described to us at the FFR show in September: “The XS coating contains a blend of two new polymer ingredients that are radically different than anything used before in a fly line.” The new Gold lines are two-toned, featured welded loops, come in sizes WF3F to WF8F and have a recommended retail price of $64.95.
Read the full press release in the extended entry.

RIO Products introduces the Ultimate Freshwater Fly Line – The RIO Gold™.
IDAHO FALLS, November 1st, 2007 – RIO Products proudly announces the introduction of a brand new trout line, for the ultimate in all round performance.
The new RIO Gold fly line has a revolutionary design that provides incredible loop stability for long casts, a unique profile that loads the rod at close range and a positive front taper that delivers perfect presentation of flies between sizes #2 and #22. The long back taper makes mending and roll casting, or single hand spey casting easy, and stabilizes the line at a range of distances.
The RIO Gold line is manufactured using RIO’s state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and incorporates the new Extreme Slickness Technology for an extraordinarily slick, dirt-repelling coating that results in increased distance in casts. The line also includes RIO’s patent pending AgentX® and Super Floatation Technologies™, ensuring the line tip and running line will not sink and resulting in the smoothest coatings ever made in a fly line.
The RIO Gold line features a moss color head with a Gold running line, so anglers can easily see where the load is at its optimum. The subtle head color will not spook fish in any conditions, yet is pale enough to see in low light and against dark backgrounds. The highly visible running line is easy to see whether standing on the shore or a boat.
Like the rest of RIO’s premier trout lines, the RIO Gold incorporates a thin welded loop so leaders may be changed with ease, or for the adding of one of RIO’s VersiLeaders to, converting the line into a sink tip.
This new RIO Gold is available from all authorized RIO dealers and is available in sizes WF3F to WF8F and has a recommended retail price of $64.95.
For more details or information contact: Simon Gawesworth, or Zack Dalton, at RIO Products Intl., Inc.

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