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RIO Turns 30

Fly line, leader and tippet company, RIO Products, proudly announces its 30th anniversary. RIO was “born” on July 27th, 1990 and started its fly fishing business in Blackfoot, ID. Founders Jim & Kitty Vincent named the company “RIO” after the Rio Colorado in Costa Rica where they ran a tarpon camp. RIO’s beginning was innovative, evolving to a...

RIO Announces Release of Their New Flagship Tier of Fly Lines

Following on from last month’s release of their new coating technology, SlickCast, RIO brings their new Elite tier of fly lines to fly fishers worldwide. RIO’s Elite tier of fly lines are the highest performing, most technically advanced fly lines created. Elite freshwater fly lines are built on RIO’s new ConnectCore Plus - their next-generation...

RIO Launches New SlickCast Fly Lines

RIO Products, manufacturer of world class fly lines, leaders, tippet material and flies, announce the release of a radical new coating technology called SlickCast. SlickCast is a fly line coating that has been formulated and developed by RIO’s R&D team with the goal of creating the slickest, most durable fly line on the market. The proof that the...

RIO Releases Two New Lines

RIO’s DirectCore Flats Pro fly lines have been the benchmark Premium Tropical Saltwater line series for many anglers. Due to popular demand RIO has expanded this series to include a new 15ft clear intermediate tip version, as well as a full intermediate line. RIO’s new Intermediate Tip Flats Pro line is a full floating line with a 15ft long, clear...

Tailgate Talks: Caring for Your Fly Line

In the latest Tailgate Talk from Loon Outdoors, you get some great tips on how to care for and clean your fly line. You can check out the video here.

RIO Adds to its Euro Nymph Accessory Selection

RIO Products continues to expand its series of Euro Nymph accessories with a new range of leaders, and a new color offering of its highly popular two-tone indicator tippet. RIO’s Technical Euro Nymph Leader has been designed for the ultimate in performance when fishing any of the European nymphing techniques. The extra-long, ultra-thin leader is...

RIO Launches InTouch Stillwater Floater Line

RIO Products continues to expand its series of lake specific lines with its new InTouch Stillwater Floater. RIO's InTouch Stillwater Floater has been designed specifically for the stillwater fly fisher and the numerous styles of fishing encountered when fishing in lakes. The line has a short front taper to easily cast indicators with chironomids or a...

Men's Journal Best Gear Review

Fly fishing gear reviews aren't relegated to fishing-only publications. Men's Journal recently released their roundup of the best fly fishing gear currently on the market. While nothing on their list is a surprise, it's nice to get affirmation that the products you're researching - or already own - are among those that everyone recommends. You can read...

RIO Upgrades Tarpon Fly Lines

Anglers looking to step up their performance when tarpon fishing need look no further than RIO’s new DirectCore Tarpon line.  Following on from the success of RIO’s DirectCore Permit line and DirectCore Bonefish line, RIO introduces the DirectCore Tarpon line. The line features short, powerful front tapers to easily cast large flies and cope with...

Gray's Sporting Journal Best of 2020

Gray's Sporting Journal is a leading voice in the sporting world, and if you've ever glanced through a copy of the magazine, it's easy to see why. They really only publish the best of the best. So, when they announce their annual picks for best gear, I tend to pay attention. The folks who put this magazine together know their sports inside and out. I've...