Whether or not you chase records, one of the most confusing elements of fly-fishing is the IGFA line-class rating. One problem stems from the fact that the IGFA uses metric ratings; the other major problem is that lines don’t always break at their rated strength – in fact many break much higher than rated. Rio’s new RIOMax tippet material and Hard Mono Saltwater should solve both problems.
Known for its quality leaders and tippets, Rio introduced RIOmax as a medium-stiff, ultraclear tippet material with 35-percent stretch that is very easy to knot. Both durable and abrasion resistant, this material comes in 30-yard spools in sizes ranging from 2.2 pounds to 110 pounds, or from 1 kilogram to 50 kilograms, and in all IGFA line classes.
Rio’s other IGFA leader material is Hard Mono Saltwater, an ultrahard, stiff nylon that is incredibly abrasion-resistant. The stiffness also helps carry the fly in windy conditions. It’s even thicker than RIOMax and is especially useful around coral or barnacles. The Hard Mono Saltwater comes in single 30-yard spools and 110-yard guide spools in line classes 2.2 pounds through 44 pounds, or 1 kilogram to 20 kilograms.
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