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Powerful, easy casting shooting heads that make long distance casts simple.

OutBound Short Shooting Head


RIO‘s shooting heads are based on the popular OutBound Short lines, and are designed to cast very long distances. The front loaded weight distribution quickly loads a rod, while the unique step down taper at the back allows for very long flight times and easy distance. The heads are built two sizes above the AFTM standard to correctly load modern rods - anglers do not need to step up a line size when choosing a line for their rod, as this is done in the design. Each head has an EasyID loop at the back end for quick recognition.

RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:

  • ST7 to ST8 – 0.024”/0.026” shooting line, or 25lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
  • ST8 to ST10 – 0.030”/0.032” shooting line or 35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter

    taper profile


    Extreme Slickness

    Extreme Slickness technology is a chemistry formulation that results in an ultra- slick line with dirt-repelling properties.



    RIO’s printed line marking system that allows anglers to quickly and easily identify each line.

    Front Welded Loop

    A neat, bulletproof loop welded at the front of the fly line for fast rigging to a leader.

    Back Welded Loop

    A neat, bulletproof loop welded at the end of the fly line for fast rigging to backing.

    Density Compensation

    Adds a denser material to the thin tip of a sinking line (or sink tip), which ensures the line sinks straight.

    OutBound Short Shooting Head - All Models

    Line ColorSink RateLine Size
    Moss 1.0ips ST7S1/265gr
    Moss 1.0ips ST8S1/315gr
    Moss 1.0ips ST9S1/375gr
    Moss 1.0ips ST10S1/425gr
    Moss Float ST7F/265gr
    Clear 1.5 - 2ips ST7I/265gr
    Brown 3 - 4ips ST7S3/265gr
    Black 6 - 7ips ST7S6/265gr
    Moss Float ST8F/315gr
    Moss Float ST9F/375gr
    Moss Float ST10F/425gr
    Clear 1.5 - 2ips ST8I/315gr
    Clear 1.5 - 2ips ST9I/375gr
    Clear 1.5 - 2ips ST10I/425gr
    Brown 3 - 4ips ST8S3/315gr
    Brown 3 - 4ips ST9S3/375gr
    Brown 3 - 4ips ST10S3/425gr
    Black 6 - 7ips ST8S6/315gr
    Black 6 - 7ips ST9S6/375gr
    Black 6 - 7ips ST10S6/425gr