RIO Products Adheres to Quality Standards with New Avid™ Line Series


August 12, 2010 (Idaho Falls, ID) – RIO Products is proud to introduce a new fly line family to its comprehensive collection with the Avid Series. The Avid Series incorporates five, mid-priced fly lines with plenty of features throughout to ensure a successful fishing experience at an affordable price.

Though these fly lines are in the mid-range in terms of pricing (MSRP $54.95, in the US), RIO did not stop short on creating the quality lines that fly fishers have come to know and love from RIO. Each line is manufactured at RIO’s Idaho Falls facility and goes through the same rigorous quality control standards as all RIO premium fly lines. All lines, except the Intermediate line, feature RIO’s AgentX Technology that results 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.

The Trout WF line is an all-purpose floating fly line from WF3F through WF8F and is available in a pale yellow color. The Trout DT is available from DT3F to DT6F and is also available pale yellow color. These lines have an easy, front-loading taper to cast flies of all sizes, while delivering excellent turnover and presentation. All the weight forward and double taper lines include one of RIO’s bullet-proof welded loop on the front end for fast leader attachment.

The Avid Intermediate is a slow sinking, clear intermediate line, with a sink rate of approximately 1.5 to 2 inches per second that does not spook fish in the clearest of water. Again, the taper is designed with easy casting in mind, and has a slight increase in weight towards the front of the line, making it easy to load a rod. The line also features a neat welded loop on the front end for speedy rigging, and is available from WF4I to WF8I.

The Avid Series also includes a 24 ft. Sinking Tip line that is an all-purpose sinking tip line and ideal for fishing streamers for trout and steelhead when it’s imperative to get the fly down to the strike zone. The supple floating section makes it easy to mend the line and control the way the fly fishes, while the tungsten impregnated sink tip gets a fly down fast. The grain weights for this line are as follows; 150, 200, 250, and 300. This line comes in black and pale yellow.

The last line in this series is the Saltwater line and designed for a multitude of saltwater species. The front-loaded, short head will cast big, heavy saltwater flies and cope with typical saltwater winds with ease. The slightly heavier than AFTMA standard head will ensure faster rod loading while still generating the punch needed on the flats. The tropical, self-lubricating coating is enhanced with AgentX Technology for the ultimate in slickness and performance. This line is available from WF7F through WF10F in a sandy blue color.

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.
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