RIO Products Brings Additions to Skagit Series

Designed around ConnectCore technology for ultra-low stretch, RIO has announced new additions to their Skagit line series: the Skagit Max Long, the Skagit Max Short VersiTip, and the Skagit Max Long VersiTip.

Read more in the press release below. 

RIO Products Brings Spey Anglers Additions to its Skagit Series

Idaho Falls, Idaho (November 3, 2014) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, adds the Skagit Max Long, the Skagit Max Short VersiTip, and the Skagit Max Long VersiTip to the arsenals of spey anglers. All additions utilize RIO’s ConnectCore technology with ultra-low stretch cores for the best in casting and angling performance.

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The Skagit Max Long is an extended Skagit head designed to cast large flies and the heaviest sink tips with ease. The head is between 27ft and 30ft in length (depending on the size) and ideal for Spey rods of 13’ 6” and longer. Available from 500 grains up to 750 grains, these heads retail for $54.95 and include both a front and back welded loop as well as the Easy ID system to quickly identify the head weight.

Containing a 20 foot Skagit head the Skagit Max Short VersiTip is ideal for Spey and Switch rods of 12 feet and less and is available in sizes between 400 and 525 grains. The Skagit Max Long VersiTip is available with a 27 to 29 foot head length in 525 grains through 650 grains. Both Skagit VersiTip options include the relevant Skagit Max shooting head along with a balanced set of tips to cover changing fishing conditions. In addition, an appropriately sized ConnectCore shooting line is included, to present anglers with a single package that has everything a spey angler needs to get on the water. Both VersiTip product offerings retail for $159.95 at any RIO dealer.

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.comConnect with us through FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Vimeo.

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  • Doug

    Matching Spey lines to rods and trying to understand tips is more difficult to understand than organic chemistry.