NEW RIO DIRECTCORE FLATS PRO
RIO DIRECT CORE FLATS PRO FLY LINE
THE BEST FLATS LINE ON THE MARKET.
Some lines cast far with ease, but leave you flailing when fish show up at your feet. Others do just the opposite. The new DC Flats Pro line has easy annealing, a low-memory core that lays perfectly straight on the water, a low stretch Direct Core for hard solid strip sets and a mid-length head and long rear taper for complete line control. It has a high floating running line that will not sink and impede the cast.
Winner of the best Fly Line award— Australian Fishing Tackle Association show 2017.
By Simon Gawesworth:
Testing saltwater lines is grueling work, but someone must do it. Leave it to RIO to test, test and test some more to get its new Flats Pro with DirectCore technology perfect for fishing bones, permit and tarpon. DirectCore’s low-stretch monofilament core has low memory to lay perfectly straight on the water yet retains its stiffness in tropical heat. The Flats Pro taper loads easily at short distances yet the extended back taper provides stability for fast, accurate, long-distance casts as well. After refining the weight distribution grain by grain, RIO created a line to make delicate presentations to twitchy bones yet drive bulky crab patterns into serious wind with equal efficiency. Available in floating options in two colors in WF6F through WF12F and StealthTip with a full floating head with six feet of clear intermediate at the tip. This new tip allows for shorter leaders and easier, more accurate casts, while the increased density provides greater wind penetration. The StealthTip is available in WF8F/I through WF12F/I and is ideal for permit or wary tarpon.