This afternoon RIO’s Simon Gawesworth explained the idea behind their new Avid series fly lines as “answering the need for a more affordable fly line that features the same super-slick coating and AgentX technology” as their premium lines.
While in the mid-range in terms of pricing (MSRP $54.95, in the US), RIO makes the lines at their Idaho Falls facility and follows the same rigorous quality control standards that the use with premium lines. All lines, except the Intermediate line, feature RIO’s AgentX Technology, resulting in a higher-floating line, as well as a super-slick coating that helps to keep the line clean and increases casting distance. The collection consists of the Trout WF, Trout DT, Intermediate, 24ft. Sinking Tip, and Saltwater.