The RIO Gold (Trout Series) has a special taper design that gives incredible loop stability at distance, a unique profile that allows a rod to load at close range and a front taper that delivers perfect presentation of flies between sizes #22 and #2. The RIO Gold is the ultimate all round, floating line for the trout fly fisher.
Additionally, the line is available in four color options. The standard fishing color options are a moss head, with a dusky gold running line, or a bright melon colored head with a gray running line. In certain sizes, anglers can also choose a bright, highly visible orange option that is an ideal line color for anglers that like to see their line easily when casting and fishing. In addition, it is an excellent color for teaching (or learning) with, and great for casting demonstrations and for shooting videos or photos with. This is available only in WF4 to WF6 sizes.
Lastly, the fascinating “Lumalux” color is a unique line that can be charged with a bright light source, allowing it to clearly glow in the dark. It is a great line for hex hatches, night fishing and for night casting games! This color option is only available in WF5, WF6 and WF8 sizes.
The RIO Gold Tournament version of this line is designed for long distance casting events, and features an extra-long head for maximum distance. Available in WF5 and WF6 sizes.
RIO DualTone Technology
RIO DualTone is a system perfected by RIO that marks the sweet spot of a fly line by providing an obvious color change in the line. The design of every fly line taper, its most likely application and each individual line size, is carefully taken into account, and the location of the color change is unique to each fly line.
Every line model and size is tested on a selection of fly rods to find the ideal place where the rod loads and the color change starts at that point. With the DualTone system it is easy to see how much line to strip in, where to pick up a cast, how much line can be held in the air when false casting, and when to make the final cast.
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RIO Back Welded Loop Feature
RIO Back Welded Loop. A neat, bullet-proof welded loop on the rear end for fast rigging.
RIO MaxFloat Tip Technology
RIO MaxFloat Tip Technology. The reduced coating at the narrow, tapered end of most floating lines doesn’t have enough buoyancy to stay above water. However, RIO’s MaxFloat Tips solves this age-old problem. Their all-new, proprietary tip coating formula floats more than twice as high as regular line tips, without any increase in diameter. That puts maximum floatation right where you need it for reduced drag, longer presentations and quieter pickups.
RIO MaxCast Technology
RIO MaxCast. RIO’s new, ultra-sophisticated line coating redefines floating line performance. Made with a groundbreaking proprietary formula, MaxCast lines float higher, shoot farther, last longer and stay cleaner. The secret? The coating’s advanced hydrophobic chemistry, which actively pushes water away from the line, resulting in radically improved floatation and reduced dirt adhesion.
It also allows the line to slip more easily from the surface film for longer, quieter pickups. At the same time, MaxCast’s coating formulation contains a sophisticated blend of permanent slickening agents, and slickening agents that continuously migrate to the line’s exterior for enhanced shooting and durability.
RIO Front Welded Loop Feature
RIO Front Welded Loop. A neat, bullet-proof welded loop on the front end for fast rigging.
RIO AgentX Technology
RIO AgentX Technology. Traditional, single-layer fly lines have to compromise between function and the need for durability and slickness. AgentX Technology makes the old compromise obsolete by bonding two separate coating layers onto one line.
This proprietary process allows RIO line designers to optimize the specific performance of each line. For example, AgentX floating lines can use an inner layer with more buoyant microspheres, while the outer layer is formulated for maximum toughness and shooting ability. AgentX means the best of both worlds in a single fly line.