RIO’S DIRECTCORE TARPON lines feature short, powerful front tapers to easily cast large flies, and a long back taper for stable casts at range, quick pickups, and 2nd shot casts to moving fish. Each line is built on RIO’s low-memory DirectCore that is extremely easy to stretch and lies perfectly straight on the water, yet retains the stiffness needed to cast in hot conditions.
The Tarpon line has a mid-length head of around 40ft and is an ideal all-round Tarpon line. Each line is built on RIO’s low-memory DirectCore that is extremely easy to stretch and lies perfectly straight on the water, yet retains the stiffness needed to cast in hot conditions.
Effortless casting acurate line design that turns over typical tarpon flies with ease
Long back taper for fast, 2nd shot casts
Easy to straighten, low-memory core that lays true on the water
Hard tropical coating tht will not wilt in the heat
Color: Sea Grass / Orange / Sand
AgentX - 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.
DirectCore - In hot, humid conditions, DirectCore lines provide the stiffness you need to fire into the wind, with significantly reduced memory. Which means your line lies straighter on the water for a more direct connection to fly and fish. DirectCore is also 25% stronger than other monofilament cores of equal size, and stretches 30% less at breaking point. In short, DirectCore makes you a better angler on the flats, in the mangroves and off the beach.
Extreme Slickness - With XS Technology, RIO has developed a fly line that is slicker, more stable, and far less apt to attract dirt, and paired with AgentX Technology, it engineers a line that is less dense, casts further and more accurately, floats higher, lasts longer, and offers more consistent performance cast after cast, strike after strike, fish after fish.
Features: SUREFIRE is Rio's triple color marking system that improves casting accuracy by making it easy to gauge exact distances with a quick glance.
EASY ID RIO’s printed line marking system to allow anglers to quickly and easily identify each line.
FRONT & BACK WELDED LOOP A neat, bullet-proof welded loop on the end for fast rigging.