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Rio Mainstream Saltwater line?

FlyflingerFlyflinger Posts: 6 Greenhorn
Does anyone have an opinion on this line? In my experience, many of the species-specific top-price lines are over-hyped, and do not return good value for the money, but some second-level lines for saltwater work just fine. For instance, I have had good results from the Orvis Silver Label Hi-Flote Saltwater line; it works great with my Scott Heliply 9-wt.

Any experience with this Rio line?



  • acesoveracesover Posts: 552 Officer
    I have used the Rio line, it's not a bad line for the money, but I had tangling problems with it. I use an Air Flo Bonefish line on my Scott Heliply, casts GREAT! With a lot less tangle problems too!
  • mtd885mtd885 Posts: 1,159 Officer
    I've had coiling problems with Rio lines as well. I prefer the Wulff BTT series.
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 3,725 Captain
    I'm fond of that line in 8 to 10wt floating type and buy them at wholesale... In the areas I fish we tear up a lot of lines (mangrove and oyster in the backcountry, concrete pilings and barnacles in urban areas at night) so premium lines aren't a very good buy. Anglers fishing wide open flats needing long casts might find premium lines a better deal.
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