RIO’s new Switch Chucker

RIO Products Capitalizes on Switch Casting Trend with Switch Chucker Line

December 2, 2013 (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, offers anglers an easy casting switch line to effortlessly throw streamers, indicators and sink tips.
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Fly Line Options, by Mark Raisler

They’re all about the same. Right?
A column by Mark Raisler

I was fishing Montana’s Missouri River this last week with Luca Troiani of Sweetgrass Rods. He of course had a full quiver of Sweetgrass Bamboo Rods. You know the shop. The bamboo craftsmen, Jerry Kustich & Glenn Bracket were once associated with Winston Rod Co. Now, are out on their own building awesome bamboo products in Twin Bridges Montana. Luca is one of the rod builders…and loves to fish.
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Deep Water Stripers, by Aaron Jasper

To the majority of fly fishers out there I am only a trout angler. However, I have spent nearly as many hours fishing for striped bass, mostly with conventional tackle, with a few attempts at catching them on the long rod. That was until my good friend and guide Chris Jackson invited me to go fishing for striped bass right off of Chatham, Massachusetts, which is located right on the elbow of Cape Cod. The Atlantic Ocean around “The Cape” is extremely fertile. It attracts hundreds of migrating birds, Great White Sharks, seals, various whales and other sea life. Anglers come from all over the world in search of the legendary Bluefin Tuna, Bluefish and coveted Striped Bass, which this piece of land and surrounding waters are famous for.
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The Best There’s Ever Been, by Lani Waller

There is an old expression in the construction business about tools which says “The best are none too good.” In many ways the development of fly lines reflects that expression and there have been some great innovations over the years. Good lines were made even better, and more effective, and in all cases they were inspired by the desire to go one step farther, to find something just a little better, and to develop ideas which would improve both the casting and handling properties of the line and its fishing abilities.
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RIO adds Two New Shooting Lines

RIO Products Adds Technology to Two New Shooting Lines

November 1, 2013 (Idaho Falls, Idaho)RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, introduces two new, radically-advanced Technical Shooting Lines for the spey fly fisher.
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RIO on the MO

For the past few weeks a crew from RIO was shacked up on Montana’s Missouri river. The purpose was to meet with dealers, provide product education, and of course catch some fish. Our base of operations was the riverside community of Craig, MT. This otherwise sleepy hamlet is bristling with activity during fishing season, with drift boats outnumbering people and according to the US Census containing the highest fly shop per capita density in the US (I made that up but it’s probably true).
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