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OK, time for my editorial comments and then on to their new offerings. This new "product" is a stronger fluoro tippet by 1/2 lb. So you can now buy a 4.5X "Strong" fluoro tippet (30 yards) for $17.99, instead of $12.99 for the standard flouro. Worth it? Only you can decide for that extra 1/2 pound test strength and off tippet sizes, but I long ago started spooling my own fluoro from Seguar on my old tippet spools at less than 50% of normal.
Rio is continually on the front side of product development across all their product lines, but unfortunately also on the leading edge with price increases.
Here are the Rio particulars of this new release:
Ultra-Strong, 100% Fluorocarbon With Exceptionally High Tensile Strength, And Exceptionally Easy To Tie Knots In
· Made from 100% fluorocarbon
· High tensile strength
· Easy to tie
· Ideal for: Dry flies, soft hackles, nymphs
Fluoroflex Strong Tippet
$17.99 - $44.99
RIO’s newest tippet material is an ultra-strong, 100% fluorocarbon with exceptionally high tensile strength. The material is very easy to tie knots in, with high knot strength and a smooth finish that ensures knots seat easily and tightly. The high break strength to diameter ratio makes this a fantastic fluorocarbon for the trout fly fisher. RIO is proud to introduce “half sizes” of core trout diameters, giving anglers an extra choice when faced with the decision to choose between, say 4X and 5X. Our new 6.5X, 5.5X and 4.5X sizes will make those decisions easier. Each spool has 30 yards of top quality material spooled on, though for those who use a lot of fluoro, our Guide spools each have 100 yards spooled on.
We also offer Fluoroflex Strong in a “3-Pack”, which includes three, 30-yard spools of tippet packaged in a reusable, clear plastic cup. The 3-Packs are available in both a 4X, 5X, 6X option, & a 3X, 4X, 5X option.