RIO Gold is one of the most popular trout lines to date. The line’s versatile taper means that it’s a great choice for anglers of all skill levels looking to use a variety of techniques to target trout in a river setting. While RIO has restructured the naming of these lines, they're similar to the old versions with a few key differences. Whether you’re throwing dry flies or streamers, this is a line that can truly do it all. RIO has built some important new features into this line to increase durability and to make sure that your line floats high in the water column after years on the water. Whether you’re a beginner angler or an expert, RIO Gold Premier is a fly line that will increase your chances of success on any trout stream.
SlickCast, MaxFloat - SlickCast is RIO’s hydrophobic fly line coating that helps this line repel water, shoot farther, and float higher. RIO has also added a special coating to the tip of the line that helps RIO Gold Premier sit high in the water column for improved performance. This line comes in four different color schemes including Lumalux, Melon/Gray Dun, Moss/Gold, and Orange (in select sizes).
All-Round Floating Line for Trout - RIO Gold Premier is a versatile line that is built to be used in a variety of freshwater trout angling scenarios. Whether you’re throwing small dry flies at longer distances or casting a small streamer on a spring creek, RIO Gold Premier gets the job done. It’s not a highly technical line but works well for anglers who target trout using a variety of techniques on a variety of different rivers/streams/lakes. This line is very caster-friendly and encourages solid loop stability and finesse when you need it.
Cold/Moderate - This line is made to be used in cold and moderate climates including freshwater streams and rivers, lakes, and almost any climate. That being said, this line will turn limp in tropical climates and isn’t meant to be used in high heat.
Versatile Taper, True-to-Line - The WF5F version of the RIO Gold line has a 47’ head with a versatile line taper that’s ideal for dry flies, nymphs, and small streamers. The taper encourages the loading of high-performance trout rods at short distances and the extended rear taper encourages accuracy and delicacy at longer distances with dry flies. RIO built this line for versatility and the taper and head length reflect that.
Best for: Freshwater, Trout
Loops: Front Loop (Leader to Fly Line Connection) and Back Loop (Backing to Fly Line Connection)
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