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New SW line by RIO

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:52 am
by Lou Bruno
Graeme

I was looking at RIO general purpose tropical SW line, with intermediate tip to the new RIO line. The tapers vary, not sure how they will cast, but I'm sold on trying the F/I line nevertheless.

Cheers
Lou

New SW line by RIO

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:47 pm
by Paul Arden
One line weight heavier? That's ridiculous.

New SW line by RIO

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:20 pm
by Graeme H
That's Riodiculous!

This is what we've come to in this marketing race to the heaviest lines and stiffest rods.

New SW line by RIO

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:34 pm
by Lou Bruno
Still leaning towards the RIO general purpose line, I'm liking the head profile.
Lou

New SW line by RIO

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:01 pm
by Lasse Karlsson
Graeme H wrote:That's Riodiculous!

This is what we've come to in this marketing race to the heaviest lines and stiffest rods.
Not sure that's the proper point to blame :)

New SW line by RIO

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:53 am
by Graeme H
Yeah, I know.

"The customer is always right." What he demands, they will supply.

New SW line by RIO

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:39 am
by Paul Arden
It's just nonsense. One line weight heavier. WTF?

New SW line by RIO

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:24 am
by t.z.
Yes, at least they say it ... however - it´s not helping much. Complete bolony as one can almost never testcast it before buying. Imagine you have to buy a pack of cream with the marking "sort of quarter of a liter - more like just enough for your cake"

New SW line by RIO

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:48 am
by t.z.
I asked because this confusion is all over their and I guess other fly line manufacturers marketing.
https://www.rioproducts.com

INTOUCH RIO GRAND
EASILY LOADS FAST ACTION RODS

RIO GRAND
A FULL LINE SIZE HEAVIER TO EASILY LOAD FAST ROD

INTOUCH PIKE/MUSKY
HEAVIER THAN THE AFTMA STANDARD TO LOAD POWERFUL RODS

INTOUCH BIG NASTY
HEAVIER THAN THE INDUSTRY STANDARD TO LOAD EASILY

AVID TROUT WF
SLIGHTLY HEAVIER THAN STANDARD LINES FOR EASY LOADING

AVID 24FT SINKING TIP
SLIGHTLY HEAVIER THAN STANDARD LINES FOR EASY LOADING

MAINSTREAM TROUT WF
SLIGHTLY HEAVIER, EASY CASTING LINES FOR A MULTITUDE OF SITUATIONS

MAINSTREAM TROUT DT
SLIGHTLY HEAVIER, EASY CASTING LINES FOR A MULTITUDE OF SITUATIONS

MAINSTREAM BASS
SLIGHTLY HEAVIER, EASY CASTING LINES FOR A MULTITUDE OF SITUATIONS

MAINSTREAM SINK TIP
SLIGHTLY HEAVIER, EASY CASTING LINES FOR A MULTITUDE OF SITUATIONS

MAINSTREAM FULL SINK
SLIGHTLY HEAVIER, EASY CASTING LINES FOR A MULTITUDE OF SITUATIONS
- honi soit qui mal y pense

New SW line by RIO

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:47 am
by Graeme H
Paul Arden wrote:It's just nonsense. One line weight heavier. WTF?
I reckon it's partly due to the fact that they are making their heads ever shorter. To get a decent casting mass from their short heads, they need to make the first 30' heavier. Sure, they spin it as "loading modern rods more quickly", but it comes back to their main demographic being unable to cast well.

So why are they making their heads shorter? Is it because some people are too lazy to learn/practice carrying enough line to cast well?

Cheers,
Graeme