The Predator is the ultimate fly rod for big flies, heavy lines, and aggressive-fighting fish
It features a powerful, intuitive fast action that commands enough power to combat big gamefish and pick up and cast today’s heavy lines and massive flies. Its action is designed to perform in both freshwater and saltwater scenarios, and all components are saltwater-ready. The Predator family encompasses models ranging from spooky-bonefish duty 5-weights to big-game ready 16 weights, including unique specialty models like a 7’10” 8-weight and dedicated PIKE and MUSKY models with extended fighting butts for boatside figure-eights.
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves to slow it down and just enjoy being out on the water. The new BUTTER STICK does just that. Built using T-Glass construction on our Heritage Taper, the BUTTER STICK is a slow action glass rod that will delicately present a fly even in the tightest of places. The retro cosmetics and slower action will make every day feel like throwback Thursday.
The heavyweight champion of big game fly reels. The GRANDE reel is a fully anodized, machined aluminum reel that features our new sealed SUPER-TORQUE carbon drag system that will KO any fish you hook. After years of field testing, we bulked up the GRANDE with an over-sized palming rim, increased backing capacity, and designed an easy to locate handle and drag knob so you can make quick adjustments in the heat of the battle. Never stand down from a fight, regardless of the opponent.
Colors: Marine, Champagne, Black
The RISE continues our ongoing quest to think beyond the bounds of traditional reel designs. It features a u-shaped large-arbor and a compact carbon fiber drag system that offers smooth fish stopping torque. Lightweight design shows through in the modern aesthetic of the RISE, and thoughtful details like twin molded soft-touch handles and oversized drag knob help the reel perform in the hands of any angler.
Colors: Black, Amber, Olive, Silver
Our ZERO reel sets a new standard for lightweight performance and affordability as the lightest reel in its class. We utilized die-cast construction to create an incredibly lightweight design not achievable with CNC machining processes. An all-new, durable clicker drag system compliments the design to make for the ultimate in lightweight trout reels. Colors: Black, Sand, Teal, Avocado (New)
The best-selling, most reliable trout leaders in the world.
RIO’s Powerflex Trout leaders feature a powerful butt section that provides unsurpassed turn over for effective wind penetration and to easily cast streamers and indicator rigs. Each leader is made with an advanced copolymer material that ensures the highest knot and tensile strength to allow confident hook sets and greater landing percentages. Each Powerflex Trout leader is designed to help you cast better and fish more effectively.
Aggressive high-performance taper
Long, powerful butt section with soft, flexible tippet
Perfection loop in the butt for easy rigging
Designed with a unique taper to meet the needs of the European nymphing methods
RIO’S Euro Nymph Leaders are designed with a unique taper to meet the needs of the European nymphing methods for competitors and first timers. These 9’ leaders are built out of a high-vis milky white tapered leader which is hand tied to 22” of our Indicator Tippet material. This gives maximum visibility in all lighting conditions to make subtle strike detection easier. The leader ends with a tippet ring and requires you to attach you own tippet to properly match the water type.
Euro Nymph Leader material is a camoflauge colored nylon featuring a super-slick finish. A perfect blend between stiffness and suppleness allows you to deliver heavy tungsten fly patterns with ease yet the line remains memory free in your hands. Perfect for building Nymph rigs and tapering your own dry fly or dry dropper leaders