RIO Introduces New AFS Spey Shooting Head

July 26, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

RIO just announced the delivery of a new series of two-tone shooting heads with tapers especially designed for accurate presentation. The AFS (Advanced Flight Spey) heads are available for rod sizes 4/5 (300 grains) to 10/11 (640 grains) and feature welded loops on both ends.
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RIO Products Intl., Inc. introduces the AFS (Advanced Flight Spey) shooting head.
IDAHO FALLS, July 2007 – RIO Products is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of fly lines for the spey and switch caster.
Advanced Flight Spey Shooting heads have a very unique taper design that easily loads up a spey rod either for overhead casting, or for spey, or the underhand casting style. The short body section and long, fine front taper efficiently transfers energy down the length of the head and results in great turnover and a precise presentation of the fly. Incredibly tight loops and effortless casts of easy distance are a result of this unique taper design.
Each AFS floating shooting head is two-colored with the majority of the line being a subtle green color to avoid spooking fish in low and clear water. The rear 15 ft is a visible yellow, allowing the angler to track the line and control how it fishes as it swings through the current. Both ends of the AFS head feature a small, neat welded loop. Attach a suitable shooting line to the rear loop – either SlickShooter or one of RIO’s Powerflex core shooting lines for the best in performance – and one of RIO’s Powerflex core leaders to the front end for complete depth control. The rear loop is bar-coded for easy recognition.
The heads range in size from a 4/5 with a head of 31 ft, 300 grains (9.5m, 19 grams) to a 10/11 with a head of 42 ft, 640 grains (12.8m, 42 grams).
RIO’s AFS heads are available from all authorized RIO dealers from the 23rd July and have a recommended retail price of $44.95.
Contacts: Simon Gawesworth, Zack Dalton
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