The Rio Gold is our best selling line at Red's. It shoots through
the guides silently and has a slick surface that is coated with a
material called AgentX. The coating not only provides a nice slick
surface, but it also protects the vinyl and adds longevity to the fly
line. The Rio Gold is an all around great fly line and has the ability
to deliver the fly softly if necessary, but still has enough body to
turn over large streamers, indicators, or anything else you decide to
tie on the end.
Is the Rio Gold the right line for me?
Rio Gold is our best seller, so most likely this line fits your casting
style. It does have a slightly lighter feel than some other fly lines
that compete with it. The result is that casters see the performance in
the cast visually and track the progress of the cast rather than
feeling the the cast load deep into the rod. The upside is that you are
maximizing performance of the rod with this line.
Other floating fly lines to consider:
The fly lines that compete most directly with this line is the Scientific Anglers GPX Mastery Series
textured line. The chief differences are that the GPX
is a half a line weight heavier and great for anglers that want to
"feel" the road load rather than seeing visual feedback. The
is also textured so it does make some noise sliding through the guides.
The Scientific Anglers Sharkskin
is quite similar to the Rio Gold in feel, weight, and performance. It
features a textured coating that shoots well, floats well, but it does
make some noise moving through the guides. The
does cost a few more dollars but is generally regarded as the most premium line on the market. It is very durable as well.
How do I tie the fly line to my backing?