RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, continues to expand its offerings in its spey line category with the addition of the new RIO Scandi Shooting Head and the Scandi VersiTip.
The RIO Scandi is an easy casting Scandinavian style shooting head designed for effortless distance and great presentations. The heads are available in a multitude of weights from 210 grains to 640 grains and in lengths between 27 feet and 40 feet to cover all fly rod options and angling situations. The RIO Scandi is salmon colored and features a bright orange rear section that makes it easy to determine the front end from the back end. The series has an MSRP of $54.95 and incorporates the previous Steelhead Scandi and AFS Shooting Heads into a single group.
The new Scandi VersiTip is a short (23-25 foot) floating Scandi body packaged with a selection of 15-foot long, tapered, interchangeable tips in a versatile line system. The four tips that come with the straw colored body are Floating, Intermediate, Type 3 DC (Density Compensated) sink, and Type 6 DC sink –allowing anglers to fish a multitude of options with changing fishing conditions. The Scandi VersiTip is perfect for anglers that use rods of 13 feet and longer and is available with an MSRP of $119.95 in sizes 7-11.
Each of the two new Scandi shooting head families utilize RIO’s unique, ultra-low stretch ConnectCore technology for the utmost in casting control and sensitivity. They also have an Easy ID tag printed on front end of the head for quick line recognition. A neat, bullet-proof welded loop on the front and back end of both line series allow for the fastest of rigging. Find both offerings at your nearest RIO dealer.
This short video illustrates both these new lines:
Image and video courtesy RIO