Rio Outbound Short Shooting Head Fly Line

This is a shooting head only. It requires a shooting line for use.

  • Unique taper design that stays in the air, resulting in long distance casts
  • Short, powerful front taper that cast large flies easily
  • Front-loaded weight distribution that loads rods quickly and effortlessly
  • RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:
  • ST7 to ST8 - 0.024"/0.026" shooting line, or 25lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
  • ST8 to ST10 - 0.030"/0.032" shooting line, or 35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter

Rio Outbound Short Shooting Head Fly Line

RIO's shooting heads are based on the popular OutBound Short lines, and are designed to cast very long distances. The front loaded weight distribution quickly loads a rod, while the unique step down taper at the back allows for very long flight times and easy distance. The heads are built two sizes above the AFTM standard to correctly load modern rods - anglers do not need to step up a line size when choosing a line for their rod, as this is done in the design. Each head has an Easy ID loop at the back end for quick recognition.

Weight 0.5
Ship Days in 3-5 days
Line Type N/A
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Rio Outbound Short Shooting Head Fly Line Reviews

Love it! Review by andy
Posted on 12/17/16
I bought the Rio Outbound Short Shooting Head Type 6 WF10S6 for overhead two-hand casting my 6wt Redington Prospector and it shoots like a dream!
Update to previous review Review by TenaciousP
Posted on 9/22/16
I added the ST8S6-315gr to the arsenal. This stuff shoots the same as the other 2 I have. The S6 gets down fast. Its not as fast as some of the others I have, but really does the trick. This line is great for casting into rips and keeping you fly under the surface.

With the 3 heads and shooting line, this really makes a great 1 rod solution. Or, even a great backup for anything.

Just and FYI, the package lists the weight as 330 on these.
This line jumps out there Review by TenaciousP
Posted on 5/4/15
I have the ST8F-315gr and the ST8I-315gr heads. I matched them on a Sage Xi3 8wt and powerflex .030 floating shooting line. The system is great. These heads have the weight necessary to load the rod with one false cast. It really is load and let it rip out there. The intermediate does not sink too fast at all, but the clear color is nice. The floating head floats high, and that is all you can ask for.

I think for the 8wt I could have used the next diameter down shooting line, but these heads still get it out there fast. Throwing big poppers was my plan with this line and it is great at that. I have found that with the loop-to-loop connection right at the rod tip you get the best distance.

It should be noted that I really like shooting heads when the situation allows for it.

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Line Weight Length Head Weight Head Length Sink Rate Color Price  
STF7-265gr 0 265 30ft 9.1m Moss $44.95
ST7I-265gr 0 265 30ft 9.1m Clear $44.95
ST7S3-265gr 0 265 30ft 9.1m 3-4 ips Brown $44.95
ST7S6-265gr 0 265 30ft 9.1m 6-7 ips Black $44.95
ST8F-315gr 0 315 30ft 9.1m Moss $44.95
ST9F-375gr 0 375 30ft 9.1m Moss $44.95
ST10F-425gr 0 425 30ft 9.1m Moss $44.95
ST8I-315gr 0 315 30ft 9.1m Clear $44.95
ST9I-375gr 0 375 30ft 9.1m Clear $44.95
ST10I-425gr 0 425 30ft 9.1m Clear $44.95
ST8S3-315gr 0 315 30ft 9.1m 3-4 ips Brown $44.95
ST9S3-375gr 0 375 30ft 9.1m 3-4 ips Brown $44.95
ST10S3-425gr 0 425 30ft 9.1m 3-4 ips Brown $44.95
ST8S6-315gr 0 315 30ft 9.1m 6-7 ips Black $44.95
ST9S6-375gr 0 375 30ft 9.1m 6-7 ips Black $44.95
ST10S6-425gr 0 425 30ft 9.1m 6-7 ips Black $44.95
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