How many times have you been on the water with a floating line rigged and ready to fish only to find that the fish are holding deep? The obvious solutions include carrying either extra fly lines or extra spools, both of which can be expensive propositions. Another solution is a changeable tip fly line like Rio’s VersiTip lines. The newest additions to this series are the 15-foot Density Compensated Striper and Tropical VersiTip.
Rio has been making interchangeable tip fly lines since 1993 and continues to make advances in interchangeable line technology. Like all Rio VersiTip lines, this new pair features nonhinging loops and density-compensated sinking tips, but the most important feature is the new shorter 15-foot tip. The shorter tip keeps the loop connection outside the guides for easy casting. And Rio’s attention to quality ensures that the fly line coating and the core material will match fishing conditions. The Striper line features a Powerflex single-strand monofilament core that will stay flexible and tangle-free in cold conditions. The Tropical line features a stiff braided monofilament core to prevent loop sag in extreme conditions, and its castability won’t suffer even after lying on a hot deck.
The Striper line, designed specifically for the wading striper angler, features a translucent intermediate running line and body, low-profile welded loops and a clear intermediate AquaLux tip, a DC Type 3 sink tip, DC Type 6 sink tip and a head wallet. The Striper line comes in WF7 to WF11 weights.
The Tropical version works well for both wade and boat fishermen. It features a floating tip, a clear intermediate AquaLux tip, DC Type 3 sink tip, DC Type 6 sink tip and a head wallet. The Tropical version is available in WF8 to WF12 lines.
For more information, contact Rio Products, 5050 S. Yellowstone Hwy., Idaho Falls, ID 83402; 208-524-7760; www.rioproducts.com .