RIO Releases New Tournament Fly Line

Yesterday RIO Products introduced a new fly line designed for distance-casting competitors. The RIO Gold Tournament Line has a 75-foot head and conforms to AFTMA specifications for standard WF5 floating line distance competitions.
“Now that casting competitions are becoming more popular, we decided it would be beneficial to design a line specifically for this use,” reports Simon Gawesworth, Marketing Manager and Line Designer for RIO. “The ease of casting this line is immediately apparent and will be the line of choice for competitors in WF5 floating line distance competitions.”
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RIO Products Releases the Ultimate Tournament Line
May 3, 2010 (Idaho Falls, ID) – RIO Products is thrilled to release the new Rio Gold Tournament Line designed specifically for long distance casting competitions. After two years of development and testing, the technical engineers at RIO created the ultimate long distance casting line.
The RIO Gold Tournament Line features a long head of 75 feet (22.5 meters) with a graduated, rear-body taper that gives the line longer flight times and more distance than any other line currently on the market. The ultra-thin running line (0.024” diameter) produces virtually no drag, allowing for ease of casting. Conforming to AFTMA and competition specifications, this line is legal for standard WF5 floating line distance competitions, and is built on a medium stiff, single-strand monofilament core of 15 lbs that ensures high line speed and great loop shape retention.
“Now that casting competitions are becoming more popular, we decided it would be beneficial to design a line specifically for this use,” reports Simon Gawesworth, Marketing Manager and Line Designer for RIO. “The ease of casting this line is immediately apparent and will be the line of choice for competitors in WF5 floating line distance competitions.”
The Rio Gold Tournament Line is bright orange in color and available only in a WF5 size. It is 120 feet (37 meters) long and available from all authorized RIO dealers and distributors.
About RIO Products:
RIO is a pioneer in developing fly lines, leaders and tippet material to enhance fly fishing experiences across the globe. Offering premium fly lines for both freshwater and saltwater fishing applications, RIO consistently utilizes field experience and scientific testing to create the best products on the market for anglers. Founded 20 years ago in the mountains of Idaho, RIO continues to develop innovative products, design revolutionary tapers and refine performance-driven fly line technologies. For more information about RIO Products, please visit www.rioproducts.com.

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