I got a chance to hang out with Kara Armano from Backbone Media and Simon Gawesworth from RIO (take a look at our first encounter) at the IFTD show this last weekend. I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned AND I also have a giveaway for you at the end!
So what’s new?
The most obvious and delightful change is their new logo~ so fresh and cheerful, I totally dig it. Take a look at their inviting booth. Loved the fishy touches!
During the show RIO won Best Saltwater Fly Line 2013 for their new Bonefish QuickShooter. It will be available to purchase next month. Here is the insider information on this line:
Available in WF7F – WF9F
Dual tone colors – Aqua Blue and Sand colors
Front and Back loops
Extreme Slickness technology
Ideal in 75-100 degrees
This line is great for wading flats or in poor light conditions when short range casts are needed.
The short, easy casting head loads a rod quickly and delivers fast, accurate casts with ease.
It has a great load carrying capacity to turn over big flies.
It is also a great line for novice saltwater anglers.
They added one new line each to its popular SlickShooter® and Powerflex® Core Shooting Lines to give saltwater, salmon and steelhead anglers more distance and ease while casting.
In-Touch Sinking Lines ~ Packed with innovative solutions for the stillwater angler, these lines are not only easy to cast but will help anglers catch more fish.
RIO also added the addition of two new sophisticated and radically advanced proprietary technologies. These technologies, called MaxFloat and MaxCast, are being added to three of RIO’s highly respected and best-selling trout lines, the RIO Gold, RIO Grand and Trout LT lines, creating lines that anglers will now love even more.
And have you seen their website lately – WOW!!
I’ve just spent more than an hour looking clicking my way around, watching videos and learning things I didn’t know. Very helpful!!
My favorite sections you’ll want to take a look at:
So what’s up for grabs Jen?
One lucky angler will win their choice of a RIO Gold Line.
The MSRP on this baby is $74.95.
It comes in two colors Moss/Gold or Melon/Grey Dun and weight sizes 3-8
The RIO Gold is the ultimate all-round floating line for freshwater fly fishing.
Revolutionary design that allows for incredible loop stability at distance
Unique taper that allows a rod to load at close range
Perfect presentation of flies between #22 and #2
Comment below this blog post:
Only 1 Entry per person please
I’ll random draw a winner next Friday Aug 31st!
TELL ME ~ If you were Chuck Norris, Agent 007 or Bear Grills etc. How would you use your fly line or have you ever used it in a ‘situation’ for some other purpose other than catching fish??
I used it to tie up the polar bear I knocked out with my shoe.
I’d use it as a rope on my pulley system to hoist up the buried treasure I found while fishin’
AND THE WINNER IS:
ROBERT Y. Please CONTACT ME
With your line weight choice and your address!