VersiTip II for Traveling Anglers

RIO Products - VersiTip II - Traveling - Fly FishingOctober 3, 2012 (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, is proud to introduce an easy-casting, super-versatile interchangeable tip fly line called the VersiTip II.

The new VersiTip II has a short, powerful, front-loaded head for long, effortless distance casts and every line comes supplied with four, 15-foot interchangeable tips – each built with bullet-proof, slim welded loops on both ends for the fastest in rigging.

RIO Products - VersiTip II - Traveling - Fly Fishing The new VersiTip II comes in DualTone line color Straw/Light Green.

The four included 15 ft tips are a floating tip, a clear intermediate tip with a sink rate of 1.5 – 2 inches per second (ips), a density compensated, Type 3 Sink tip with a sink rate of 3-4ips, and a density compensated Type 6 Sink tip with a sink rate of 6-7ips. The rapid changing nature of the VersiTip II fly line allows anglers to switch tips as fishing and water conditions change.

A unique mending and handling section at the back end of the head enables anglers to mend effectively and control the way the fly fishes at long ranges, while DualTone, RIO’s unique fly line feature, shows anglers where the line loads a fly rod most effectively.

The VersiTip II is made on a supple multifilament braided core and is built with a coldwater coating to ensure there is no tangling when pulled off the reel. In addition, the VersiTip II is manufactured with RIO’s AgentX and Extreme Slickness technologies for the ultimate in slickness, shootability and distance.

VersiTip II lines are available from WF5-WF10 at all RIO dealers and have a MSRP of $159.95.

RIO Fly Lines - VersiTip II - For Traveling Anglers Line profile example for the VersiTip II.

About RIO Products:

RIO is a pioneer in developing fly lines, leaders and tippet material to enhance fly fishing experiences across the globe. Offering premium fly lines for both freshwater and saltwater fishing applications, RIO consistently utilizes field experience and scientific testing to create the best products on the market for anglers. Founded 20 years ago in the mountains of Idaho, RIO continues to develop innovative products, design revolutionary tapers and refine performance-driven fly line technologies. For more information about RIO Products, please visit www.rioproducts.com.

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4 Responses to VersiTip II for Traveling Anglers

  1. MEL WINGENROTH says:

    I AM SKAGIT CASTING. I HAVE A SET OF MOW TIPS. I AM WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS A CHART OR SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHAT TIP TO USE FOR DIFFERENT CFS, FLOW RATES. I SAW A GUY ON THE SALMON RIVER, PULASKI N.Y. THAT HAD ALL HIS TIPS MARKED WITH FLOW RATES

    • rioproducts says:

      Hi Mel,

      Sadly we don’t have such a resource as that. It is as much dependent on water temperature as it is on flow, and there are too many variables to have been able to produce an accurate chart. Sorry.

  2. John O'Sullivan says:

    Hi,
    the new Versitip II looks a great piece of kit, especially with the integrated running line.
    My only concern is the very light weight of the head compared to other similar heads. For example, a size #7 in the Versitip II (35′) only weighs 250 grains, whereas the Scandi Short Versitip (33′) weighs in at nearly double at 425 grains.
    Is there a need to increase the line size to compensate for such a light weighted spey line ?

    • rioproducts says:

      Hi John,
      The Versitip II is designed for single handed rods, where as the Scandi Short Versitip is designed for spey and switch rods. Hence the differences in grain weight.
      Thanks

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