Coating Technology


RIO Fly Lines ConnectCore Technologiy

RIO Fly Lines ConnectCore Technologiy
TIRED OF FLOATING LINES THAT WORK LIKE SINKTIPS?
Fact is, the reduced coating at the narrow, tapered end of most floating lines doesn’t have enough buoyancy to stay above water. MaxFloat Technology solves this age-old problem. Our 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.
For further details, watch the short video about how Max Float Tip and MaxCast Technology benefit a fly line at http://vimeo.com/41374132



RIO Agent X

RIO Agent X
TRADITIONAL, SINGLE-LAYER FLY LINES HAVE TO COMPROMISE BETWEEN FUNCTION AND THE NEED FOR DURABILITY AND SLICKNESS.
Agent X Technology makes the old compromise obsolete by bonding two separate coating layers onto one line. This proprietary process allows RIO line designers to optimize the specific performance of each line. For example, AgentX floating lines can use an inner layer with more buoyant microspheres, while the outer layer is formulated for maximum toughness and shooting ability. AgentX means the best of both worlds in a single fly line.




RIO MaxCast

RIO MaxCast
MADE WITH A GROUNDBREAKING PROPRIETARY FORMULA, MAXCAST LINES FLOAT HIGHER, SHOOT FARTHER, LAST LONGER AND STAY CLEANER.
The secret? MaxCast’s 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 that continuously migrate to the line’s exterior for enhanced shooting and durability.





RIO Extreme Slickness

RIO Extreme Slickness
EXTREME SLICKNESS TECHNOLOGY BEGAN WHEN RIO’S CHEMISTS BEGAN REFORMULATING CONVENTIONAL CHEMICAL COMBINATIONS.
Although RIO’s formulas were great, our scientists are fly fishers, and by definition they want an even slicker fly line - it’s just part of the deal. So first, they tackled the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coating and through intense scrutiny down to the polymeric mix level, (say that 10 times fast) they defined some fundamental limitations. Out went the old PVC/silicone formulas and by methodically adding a little more of this, a little less of that, and a pinch of secret sauce, the lab coats cooked up a completely new and improved recipe.
With Extreme Slickness Technology, RIO has developed a fly line that is slicker, more stable, far less apt to attract dirt, and offers more consistent performance cast after cast, strike after strike, fish after fish.





RIO Multi Density Control

RIO Multi Density Control
MULTI DENSITY CONTROL IS A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT DENSITY COATINGS ALONG THE LENGTH OF A FLY LINE.
These different density coatings give anglers complete depth control when swinging a fly on a river, and perfect contact right to the fly. The exceptionally smooth, continuous blend in density changes results in extremely smooth loops while casting.