NEW! RIO ELITE GOLD FLY LINE (WF4 - WF8)
The Elite RIO Gold has a taper design that gives incredible loop stability at distance and a front taper that delivers perfect presentation of flies between sizes #2 and #22. With a long head and back taper this line is an excellent all around fly line on rivers and lakes when long casts and complete line control are required. This line is built with RIO's low-stretch ConnectCore Plus, resulting in exceptionally smooth, durable fly lines, with the added benefits of incredible levels of sensitivity when casting and fishing, and providing enhanced detection of takes, faster hook sets, and far greater control when playing a fish. In addition, this line is built with SlickCast, RIO's proprietary coating technology, creating the slickest, most durable fly lines on the market. Lab tests show that lines built with SlickCast have the least amount of friction ever measured in a fly line.
- Long head for ultimate casting control
- Taper design to cast flies between #22 and #2
- Low-stretch ConnectCore Plus for the best in casting control, performance and smoothness
- Built with RIO's exceptionally slick, durable SlickCast
- Features RIO's SureFire tricolored measuring system for increased accuracy and distance control
4.88/5 Stars out of 8 Reviews
Robert Franz (Raleigh, NC) | July 14th, 2021
This line works well with my 5 weight rod. It casts very well and it's weight forward configuration allows for long but delicate casts. Good all around line for trout.
Vasil Lilov (AR) | July 13th, 2021
The longer head and back taper make this fly line an excellent all around fly line when longer casts are required. The coating is very slick which helps reach distance quickly and the low stretch core makes long distance hook sets a lot easier.
Benjamin Masters (VA) | February 2nd, 2021
this line will do it all for me in my trout fishing. I like the color change, its super slick and and is a breeze to cast.
ian linfoot (Australia) | January 24th, 2021
Rio listened to there customers complaints and took an excellent taper and made it more durable. Gold is just a jack of all trades line it is a better dry fly line than infinity and is just as good for indicator nymphing.
Barry Poulton (Missouri) | January 21st, 2021
I like this line and the slick coating really does improve distance. It does have a little more stretch than the InTouch lines that were discontinued, but it is less stretch than their regular fly lines. However, when making longer casts past 60 ft., it is tricky in avoiding tailing loops with the faster and stiffer rods, so you really have to slow down your cast and make sure not to use a leader that is too short (this is the Gold taper). It really casts better with moderate action fly rods. So far, I really do see a big improvement over their older lines, so I am planning to try some of the other tapers. The other reason for not a 5 star rating is the price. The competition has already been using the same technology for several years (slickness coating that is continually exposed as the line wears), so I do not know why the extra cost. If I didn’t have a coupon, I probably would have gone with the regular grade line. Also, the biofouling during summer months is still an issue when fishing in warmwater bodies with turbidity and algae sticking to the coating and reducing slickness – but this is same problem with every other line.
Linda Martin (Fort Worth, TX) | December 27th, 2020
Soooo accurate at long distance of 30 -40 feet and then some!
Matthew Lacy (OH) | November 23rd, 2020
Absolutely the best fly line I have ever used. First week of using the line my landing ratio improved landing 17 of 19 Great Lakes Steelhead. The line casts great and the durability is outstanding. I would recommend this line to anyone looking for a premium floating line.
Carlos (MT) | September 2nd, 2020
This is my second pair of premium fly line. I really like it and it cast real well.