I finally put one of the new RIO Lines on one of my reels a few weeks ago and have been using it  fair amount. The tip really does float incredible. RIO finally solved the problem of that last few feet of line that always seems to sink. It shoots and mends really well too but all new lines feel that way I guess. It casted better than the shark skin that was in the boat the other day anyway.

We’ve had them in the shop for a while but I think I just recently noticed them. Nothing like putting a fresh line on. If you fish a fair amount and have a few bucks to put into your tackle a new line once a year or at least every other year is a must. It always baffles me when dudes show up with a $1200 set up with a beat-ass old cracked line. Put a new line on for cry’n out loud, it will help you catch more fish…

Here is the tech jargon.


MAX CAST – Our new, ultra-sophisticated line coating redefines floating line performance. Made with a groundbreaking proprietary formula, MaxCast lines float higher, shoot farther, last longer and stay cleaner. The secret? The coating’s advanced hydrophobic chemistry, which actively pushes water away from the line, resulting in radically improved floatation and reduced dirt adhesion.

It also allows the line to slip more easily from the surface film for longer, quieter pickups. At the same time, MaxCast’s coating formulation contains a sophisticated blend of permanent slickening agents, and slickening agents that continuously migrate to the line’s exterior for enhanced shooting and durability.

MAX FLOAT – Tired of floating lines that work like sink tips? Fact is, the reduced coating at the narrow, tapered end of most floating lines doesn’t have enough buoyancy to stay above water.

RIO’s MaxFloat Tips solves this age-old problem. Our all-new, proprietary tip coating formula floats more than twice as high as regular line tips, without any increase in diameter. That puts maximum floatation right where you need it for reduced drag, longer presentations and quieter pickups.


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