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New SW line by RIO

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Graeme H
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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by Graeme H » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:48 am

I’ve bought one. It’s a one line weight too heavy. If you own the HT10, buy the 9wt flats pro

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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by Viking Lars » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:59 am

SA also has a lot of their lines marked "one line weight heavier". But what the H..l is the point? I can't (almost) understand MPX et al. that are half a rating heavier, but one - or for that matter two? Whty not just mark the true to standard and let angelrs know the obvious: Up-line by all means if you need it for whatever various reasons.

This is getting to me, and is completely off topic, so let me round off by saying that I haven't tried the line. There - back on topic :-).

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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:02 pm

Half a lineweight is about as far out as can be....
As is upline/downline.

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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by Mangrove Cuckoo » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:30 pm

I have cast a few of them (flatspro lines), although I don't any and would not buy one.

They were all 12 or 11 wts and they worked well on high end similar rated saltwater rods.

I could not find a reason for their extra cost, nor could I understand the 3 colors. I found the color scheme to be confusing and was unable to explain the reasoning when asked.

They sell surprisingly well at the shop. Those who buy them usually do not seem to be well versed, but more likely well off financially. They seem to usually expect that if it costs the most there must be some advantage. And since price is not an issue, why not?

Maybe they are more durable?
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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by Graeme H » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:09 am

I bought one because I wanted a tropical WF line with an intermediate clear tip. Unfortunately I didn’t know it was a line weight heavy at the time. The clear intermediate section is also probably too short for my needs.

The colours are there to help the caster know where the line changes character.

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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by sms » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:26 pm

In my case I am interested because my needs are:
- strong (min 50lb breaking strength)
Leaves A-flo Giant Trevally & Depth Finder Big Game, Cortland GT/Tuna, SA Big Water Taper, Rio Leviathan, Tropical GT, Billfish & Direct Core Flats Pro
- full line
Rio Billfish drops out
- full intermediate
A-flo GT intermediate, Rio Leviathan intermediate & Direct Core Flats Pro intermediate left
- works from 10C/50F up to tropical heat (needs to be stretchable to get straight)
Rio Leviathan intermediate & (probably) Direct Core Flats Pro intermediate left
- stiff
Rio Leviathan intermediate & (probably) Direct Core Flats Pro intermediate left
- longer head than Rio Leviathan intermediate
Direct Core Flats Pro left
- lighter than Leviathan intermediate (mine are 630gr head); available in real #11-#13
Direct Core Flats Pro intermediate left

So, if the Flats Pro full intermediate is as good as Leviathan when it comes to stiffness and temperature range, it is the only line that fills all my needs.
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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by crunch » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:28 pm

Sakke, what if you make a shooting line taking stiff mono and push it inside a strong braid and then coat it smooth using PU or other glue? If you find larger braid you can use same method making line heads stronger?

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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by sms » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:40 pm

I want full line and I don’t think I would get a decent coating quality either in that kind of a diy job
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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:16 pm

One line weight heavier is total nonsense. Graeme’s “9” works perfectly on the HT10 as expected. In the case of all HTs if the only choice is a mid point 1/2 weight line then buy the lighter one. SA’s Infinity Salt 9 (9.5) and Redfish 9 (9.5) would be my choice for the HT10 for example.

Let’s get this flyline database populated! I’ve got scales and some new lines. I’ll weigh some this week.

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Re: New SW line by RIO

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Post by sms » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:50 pm

Yeah, but I don’t care. If I want a 12 and know that 11 is 12, I get the 11 which is 12. 🤣

Btw some lines I’ve recently measured (flats pro only based on specs, not measured), see the other tabs/sheets too.
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