Jul 13, 2014

RIO's InTouch Lines - Get "In-Touch" with the other end of your fly line

It's middle July and I-CAST/IFTD mega show is just a week away. This is where all the dealers go to check out all that is new and improved for the upcoming 2015 season. We'll cast rods and handle reels and catch up on all the latest gear designed to catch more fish (or more fisherman). 



A product that I have watched steadily improve over the last few years is fly lines. I just received product information sheets of the new additions to the Rio InTouch series of lines and I think we all have something to cheer about. 




The Intouch technology was first released two years ago with the InTouch sinking lines. With the use of ConnectCore (non-stretch core technology) a new level of sensitivity was found. Last year we saw a several more additions to this new family of non-stretch lines including the Perception (a personal favorite), InTouch subsurface lines, Skagit and Scandi spey heads as well as ConnectCore shooting lines. 

The exciting news today is now we get InTouch in our favorites lines. The Rio Grand, Rio Gold and Rio Trout LT. Also coming new is the Xtreme Indicator line focused toward the boat angler who can't seem to put enough split shot on his leader. 

I can already hear the whispers of those who wish not to change. No fear guys these long time favorites (Grand, Gold, Trout LT) in the current stretchy core configurations still remain available for at least the next season. 

It's all about the connection!

What I find remarkable about the ConnectCore lines is not only just how connected you are with you fly but also how connected you feel to your fly rod. The first characteristic I noticed when yard casting these lines is how much better I felt my rod load and respond to my cast. It was like I was just introduced to my fly rod, a rod that I have known for years. 

Enough ramble on from me. 

Take a look at what our friends at Rio Fly Lines have to say about these new lines.

InTouch Rio Grand

The Grand is a full line size heavier than the industry standard, and features more weight distributed towards the front of the line to easily load faster action fly rods. The ultra-low stretch ConnectCore provides groundbreaking levels of sensitivity for intuitively better cast timing, easier line lift and sharp, precise mends. Lack of stretch also means enhanced detection of subtle takes and faster reaction time when setting the hook. The RIO Grand is the best choice of line for the modern, fast action fly rod.

Comes in sizes WF4F to WF8F
Three color Surefire line system helps you control your distance

InTouch Rio Gold

The 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. The ultra-low stretch ConnectCore provides groundbreaking levels of sensitivity for intuitively better cast timing, easier line lift and sharp, precise mends. Lack of stretch also means enhanced detection of subtle takes and faster reaction time when setting the hook. The long head is ideal for the river fly fisher, and for controlling the fly at range.

Comes in WF4F to WF8F
Front and Rear welded loops




























Intouch Trout LT - Weight Forward

The Trout LT (Light Touch) line is available in both double taper, and weight forward profiles, and features a long, fine front taper for the lightest of presentations and perfect roll casts. The ultra-low stretch ConnectCore provides groundbreaking levels of sensitivity for intuitively better cast timing, easier line lift and sharp, precise mends. Lack of stretch also means enhanced detection of subtle takes and faster reaction time when setting the hook. The Trout LT is perfect for fishing dry flies, nymphs and emergers.

Comes in WF3F to WF6F and DT3F to DT6F


Easy ID Tag for fast line recognition

InTouch Trout LT - Double Taper

Notice you have your choice of a Beige or Sage colored tip with the double taper

InTouch Xtreme Indicator

The RIO InTouch Xtreme Indicator fly line is designed for boat fishermen who utilize heavy nymph, split shot and indicator set-ups to reach their fish. The line is designed 1.5 to 2 line sizes heavy, with a powerful, stout body and a long back taper to turnover the heaviest and clunkiest of nymph rigs. The ultra-low stretch ConnectCore provides groundbreaking levels of sensitivity for intuitively better cast timing, easier line lift and sharp, precise mends. In addition, the long back taper and handling section on the line make for easy mending and allow for longer casts when needed. The line features DualTone as well as a Hi-Vis MaxFloat Tip.
Comes in WF5F to WF9F

Hi-Vis Orange Max Float tip
The new lines are projected to be available around August 1st, 2014. They are listed in our store and if you just have to be the first to get your hands on one you can go ahead and purchase them and we'll be sure to send it to you as soon as they arrive to us. 

Do you need some help choosing which one is right for you and your fly rod? Give us a call or check out our post Rio Trout Lines - Defined. There is a lot of good information here from myself as well as Rio Representative & Expert George Cook.






Gorge Fly Shop Internet Sales Manager | Product Specialist


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