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Rio Saltwater Floating Fly Line

 
Rio Saltwater Floating Fly Line
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    Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 1 Reviews
    Code: RI30SW00
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    The all-purpose saltwater line for bonefish, redfish, stripers or snook with a taper design that will turn over big flies into any wind. This line is made on a braided multifilament core for suppleness and has a hard AgentX saltwater coating that ensures the running line floats and RIO’s XS Technology for the slickest of finishes and ultimate in distance casts. Ideal for fishing in normal and early season conditions, it includes welded loops on both ends for easy rigging. The light coral color is incredibly easy to see in all light conditions.

    Length: 100 ft (30.5 m)

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    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RIO Saltwater WF8F, 6.12.2012
    Reviewer: Thomas A. (Canberra, ACT)

    I purchased this line (in an 8 weight) flowing a bad experience with a single strand mono core line (Rio Bonefish). I visited CXI last year and fished a RIO Bonefish line in 8 weight. On the second day of fishing, the mono core of the line 'popped' out of the line in several places, rendering the line unusable for the remainder of the trip. I returned to CXI in late May 2012 and leading up to that trip I looked for a suitable line to replace the Bonefish line. My criteria were: - line had to have a braided (not single strand) mono core, but still be tropical rated with a suitably hard coating; - soft delivery but easy to cast into the wind; and - be highly visible, for tracking both my fly and approaching bonefish. After some research, I chose the Rio Saltwater. I used it over the course of one week on CXI and made the following observations: - the braided core and hard tropical coating made it highly suitable for bone fishing; - provided it was stretched thoroughly, the line performed well and rarely tangled; - the line appears durable: mine was dragged over coral, tangled around feet, and stepped on, but appears to be undamaged; - the factory loops included on the line are neat and strong; - the line's taper does seem to cut through the wind (including CXI's notorious trade winds); but - the colour is advertised as 'light coral' colour and as being 'easy to see' on the water. I did not find this to be the case. In certain light the line was actually very difficult to see. I would prefer a brighter coloured line such as a true coral pink or a yellow / chartreuse (which I find bonefish don't mind, provided that a reasonably long leader is used). As an aside, I find the Tropical Clouser line's light blue color to be easier to see under normal conditions than the light coral color of this line. Overall, the Rio Saltwater performs as advertised and is well suited to shallow water fishing situations such as those on CXI. If you want a multifilament core alternative to the Bonefish line, the Saltwater is worth considering. I will be using the line this summer for freshwater carp fishing and believe that it will be perfectly suited to that application too.