Posted on December 21 2010
Skagit Flight Mega Kit
For 2011 RIO is introducing the Skagit Flight Mega Kit, designed for the traveling angler who needs a head for every rod and occasion. The kit comes with all 16 sizes of Skagit Flight Heads (350 to 750 grain in 25 grain increments), two floating Powerflex core shooting lines (0.030″ and 0.035″) and three MOW Tips (Light “5 & 5”, Medium “5 & 5” and Heavy ‘5 & 5’), neatly packaged in RIO’s new HeadCase.
Skagit Flight Shooting Heads are RIO’s top-end Skagit lines. Loosely based on RIO’s successful AFS head, the line features a back end that loads rods deeply and easily along with a long, subtle front taper that ensures the energy flows smoothly to the tip. The front end has a thick tip that packs a big punch and easily lifts heavy tips and large flies.
The Skagit Flight Mega Kit has an MSRP of $699.95.
Steelhead Scandi Mega Kit
Another huge selection of heads for the angler who needs a head for every rod and occasion, the Steelhead Scandi Mega Kit comes with all nine sizes of RIO’s new Steelhead Scandi shooting heads, which were designed by John Hazel. The heads are shorter than other Scandinavian style heads, making it easy to cast and load a rod, especially for novice- to intermediate-level casters.
The lines start at 310 grains and top out with a 550-grain Scandi head. The kit also includes two floating Powerflex core shooting lines (0.030″ and 0.035″), and two floating VersiLeaders. The kit is packaged in RIO’s new HeadCase. MSRP is $429.95.
Advanced Flight Spey (AFS) Mega Kit
A super selection of all seven sizes of RIO’s floating Advanced Flight Spey (AFS) Heads, with two floating Powerflex core shooting lines (0.030″ and 0.035″) and two floating VersiLeaders (10 ft and 15ft).
These heads have a long front taper that ensures soft presentation and a design that loads rod up easily. The AFS Mega Kit is also packaged in RIO’s HeadCase. MSRP is $399.95.
Each of the three kits above are available at an authorized RIO dealer near you.