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RIO Elite Skagit Max Launch Fly Line

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Smooth casting, powerful heads for big flies and sink tips with low stretch and ultra-slick performance.

Colour: Aqua/Blue

RIO Skagit Launch heads deliver the power needed to cast large flies and sinking tips more elegantly than ever before. The unique weight distribution deeply loads rods for long, powerful casts, while the refined taper design generates incredibly smooth loops which transition seamlessly from head to tip to fly. The low stretch core gives incredible levels of sensitivity when casting and fishing, and provides enhanced detection of takes, more positive hook sets, and far greater control when playing a fish.

In addition, this line is built with SlickCast, creating the slickest, most durable coating on the market—producing the least amount of friction ever measured in a fly line.

  • Powerful front end to easily cast large flies and fast sinking tips
  • Complete series of heads with varying lengths and small size increments
  • Ultra-low stretch ConnectCore
  • Built with RIO's exceptionally slick, durable SlickCast coating
  • Easy ID
  • Front & Back Welded Loop
  • For best performance, RIO recommends attaching the following MOW, LEVEL T, or 10ft/15ft versi tips to these shooting heads.
  • 200 to 400gr – .024”/.026” shooting line, or 25lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
  • 400 to 550gr – .030”/.032” shooting line or 35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
  • 550 to 675gr – .035”/.037” shooting line, or 44lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
  • 675gr and heavier – .040”/.042” shooting line or 50lb SlickShooter/GripShooter.
  • For best performance, RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:
  • Medium (T11-8ips) for Skagit heads of less than 575 grains
  • Heavy (T14-9ips) for Skagit heads between 575 grains and 675 grains
  • Extra Heavy (T17-10ips) for Skagit heads of more than 675 grain
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Customer Reviews

Size/Variant AFTM head length head weight Price
450grains #6/7 #6/7 23ft/7.0m 450grains/29g 64.99
575grains #8 #8 24ft/7.3m 575grains/37g 64.99
675grains #9/10 #9/10 25ft/7.6m 675grains/44g 64.99
700grains #10 #10 25ft/7.6m 700grains/45g 64.99
600grains #8/9 #8/9 24ft/7.3m 600grains/39g 64.99
500grains #7 #7 23ft/7.0m 500grains/32g 64.99
550grains #8 #8 23ft/7.0m 550grains/36g 64.99
650grains #9 #9 25ft/7.6m 650grains/42g 64.99
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