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Industry News: RIO sweeps lakes with its new line

Blue pencil drawing by Winslow Homer “Fly Fishing Lake Saranac, New York, Adirondacks” – 1889. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas [Google Cultural Institute]. A commons image.

A more effective method of lake or stillwater fishing with its new Fathom CleanSweep Sinking lines

By Kara Armano / RIO Products press release / September 3, 2019

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Once again, RIO rises to the demand of anglers this time by introducing an incredibly effective family of sinking lines designed for the lake angler. The new Fathom CleanSweep Sinking lines is a series of multi-density lines proves deadly for anglers fishing lakes and stillwaters.

Each line in the Fathom CleanSweep Sinking series is built with three different densities and designed to fish the fly in a lethal “sweep” through the water column. Each line starts with a clear, intermediate tip that seamlessly integrates to a medium or fast sinking body and then to a slow sinking running line. This blend of densities ensures that the line sinks in a u-shape when retrieving through the water with the fly following. The fly starts shallow, dives deeper during the retrieve and then climbs back to the surface towards the end of the retrieve providing an effective way of fishing the fly at multiple depths in a single cast. Each line has a short, 35-foot head for easy casting and quick loading and a hang marker 20 feet from the tip to visually and tactilely fish the “hang”. 

Available in 5- through 8-weight offerings, these lines come in S2/S4/1 for a sink rate of 2 ips (inches per second) at the running line to 4 ips in the body to the intermediate tip as well as S4/S6/I for a bit faster sinking running line and body and greater depth. They come in clear/black/light aqua for the slower sinking version and clear/black/dark aqua for the faster sinking options.

Find them at your nearest RIO dealer for $79.99 

About RIO Products:

RIO is a pioneer in developing fly lines, leaders and tippet material to enhance fly fishing experiences across the globe. Offering premium fly lines for both freshwater and saltwater fishing applications, RIO consistently utilizes field experience and scientific testing to create the best products on the market for anglers. Founded 20 years ago in the mountains of Idaho, RIO continues to develop innovative products, design revolutionary tapers and refine performance-driven fly line technologies. For more information about RIO Products . . . Connect with RIO through Facebook, Instagram, and Vimeo.

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