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RIO Products Adds the New Skagit iFlight for Spey


November 1, 2012 (Idaho Falls, Idaho) – RIO Products, manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, is excited to introduce an addition to the Skagit Shooting Head collection – the new Skagit iFlight. Skagit heads are designed for Spey casting with long two-handed fly rods and are specifically made to cast large, heavy flies and fast sinking tips.

The new Skagit iFlight is built on a radically new short Skagit taper, perfected by RIO’s Spey experts, to make it even easier to cast. The rear distributed weight deeply loads Spey rods in the “D-loop” and ensures the casting stroke is smooth and efficient, while the steady taper towards the front means the line unrolls with great efficiency. There is enough mass at the front to lift the fastest sink tips and the largest flies making it a perfect fall/winter line.