THE VERY BEST FLATS LINE ON THE MARKET— perfect for bonefish, permit and tarpon with low stretch performance, and a 6ft clear intermediate tip.
Easy annealing, low-memory core that lays perfectly straight on the water
Low-stretch “DirectCore” for hard, solid strip sets
6ft clear intermediate tip for stealth
High floating running line that will not sink and impede the cast
RIO’s new flagship saltwater fly line has been designed for anglers hitting tropical flats in search of bonefish, permit and tarpon. The line is built on RIO’s new DirectCore, a proprietary low-memory, low-stretch monofilament core that retains its stiffness in tropical heat, yet lies straight on the water without curl or retraction. The core, which has 30% less stretch than regular tropical saltwater fly lines, ensures solid strip sets and shortened fight times.
The new core isn’t the only technology advancement in this fly line. RIO’s SureFire technology, which has been used in their freshwater fly lines in the past, is added to the DirectCore Flats Pro line. This triple color, distance-marking design takes the guesswork out of accuracy and distance control, allowing anglers to make higher percentage shots to cruising targets.
The DirectCore Flats Pro StealthTip line features a full-floating head with six feet of clear intermediate at the tip. This nearly invisible front section allows for shorter leaders and easier, more accurate casts, while the increased density provides greater wind penetration.
Conquer the flats with RIO’s Elite Flats Pro tropical saltwater line. This line has a mid length head and long back taper for smooth, effortless loops, and a weight distribution that provides perfect presentations of just about any fly you are likely to use. Each line is built on RIO’s low-memory DirectCore that is extremely easy to anneal (stretch) and lies perfectly straight on the water, yet retains the stiffness needed to cast in hot conditions. In addition the line is built with SlickCast—the slickest, most durable coating on the market.
There are four different density options available (different product pages on our website). Any angler fishing the flats is covered for all conditions and species. The options available are:
F – A full floating line F/I StealthTip – A full floating line with a 6ft
clear intermediate tip - essentially a floating line with a really short, clear tip for the ultimate in stealth. F/I – A floating line with a 15ft clear intermediate tip – perfect for getting the fly down in deeper flats I – A full intermediate sinking tropical saltwater line