RIO’s Mainstream saltwater fly lines have been developed to meet the overall needs of the average and novice fly fisher, and are designed to optimize rod performance with slightly heavier and shorter head lengths. Every Mainstream line undergoes the same rigorous production processes and quality control standards as all RIO fly lines, and is made in RIO’s Idaho manufacturing facility. Each saltwater line is built with a hard, saltwater coating for the best in performance.
purchased this line in 8wt to take to Belize to fish the flats as I needed a "tropical" rated line for the warmer waters there. I didn't wanna spend $100 on a premium tropical line as I would likely not use it much after this trip. The price for performance was a good balance, although there were times during the trip I had wished I ponied up for a better line. After fishing it for a while it would soften and then tangled fairly easily. A few times the slack line in the boat would knot from softening in the hot Belize sun. There were a couple of times I missed shots at fish from undoing tangles. It was a bit frustrating. It shoots fairly well though as long as you have good technique, and when the winds cooperated, I could shoot pretty much the entire line if needed. The winds on the flats in Belize however can often be brutal, and I found myself often wanting a bit heavier of a shooting head to punch through the wind better.
Bought this line for inshore fishing in 8 weight. The line casts great and can shoot a 3/0 baitfish pattern 80 feet easily. The only downside is that it seems to have a bit of memory to it and will coil up and tangle too easily for my taste. For less than $40, it is hard to beat though.
WOW! got this for my tfo pro series 2 ...7wt and casts like a dream! loads the fast action rod like a charm and is smooth as silk. and just ordered an 8wt line for the other rods. love this line. ( and this is based on my first 2 casts!)
Works like a charm, casting improvement is much higher
This line has performed great. Unfortunately I have only been able to use it on one trip(finances). Throughout my trip, it was flawless. It stood up to every fish that wanted it. I highly recommend and it is a great price. Rio performs when you need it the most.
Great fly line , very durable , price is right ....I put this line on all my 4 salt water reels . this line will last, just rinse in warm water after every use .
Casts and strips like a dream. Very tangle resistant.
developed cracks in about 4 months of use.
Matched with an Orvis Recon 8wt.