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Designed with a long head and back taper for precise presentations to spooky bones

RIO Elite Bonefish


RIO’s Elite Bonefish line has a long head and back taper to smooth out the loop, and to make long efficient casts, while the mid length front taper produces great turnover and easy presentation of typical bonefish flies. 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, this line is built with SlickCast, creating the slickest, most durable coating on the market—producing the least amount of friction ever measured in a fly line.   

The Bahamian colorway has its first color change at 30ft. Other lines with Surefire change at 20ft.
The core strength of this line is as follows:
  • WF6 - WF7 = 30lb (13.6kg)
  • WF8 - WF9 = 45lb (20.4kg)

taper profile



DirectCore is RIO’s low-stretch core used in tropical lines. DirectCore stretches 30% less than other tropical cores, is exceptionally easy to pull coils out of, and lies exceptionally straight on the water.


SlickCast creates the slickest, most durable coating on the market – producing the least amount of friction ever measured on a fly line.



RIO’s triple color line marking system that makes it easy to gauge distances and load, with a quick glance.


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

Front Welded Loop

A streamlined, bulletproof loop welded at the front of the fly line for fast and easy rigging.

Back Welded Loop

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

RIO Elite Bonefish - All Models

Line SizeLine ColorSink Rate
line size:WF6FLine Color:Light Sand/Orange/BlueSink Rate:Float
line size:WF7FLine Color:Light Sand/Orange/BlueSink Rate:Float
line size:WF8FLine Color:Light Sand/Orange/BlueSink Rate:Float
line size:WF9FLine Color:Light Sand/Orange/BlueSink Rate:Float
line size:WF6FLine Color:Yellow/Black/AquaSink Rate:Float
line size:WF7FLine Color:Yellow/Black/AquaSink Rate:Float
line size:WF8FLine Color:Yellow/Black/AquaSink Rate:Float
line size:WF9FLine Color:Yellow/Black/AquaSink Rate:Float