Chris jenney wrote a review of RIO Streamer Tip Fly Line on August 26, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This line has blown all my expectations completely out of the water. If I am fishing lighter streamers that need a sinking line to get down, I am 100% using this line. This line has a 10 ft type VI sinking head to it that gets down at 6inches per second. The sink section of this line is a dark gray almost bordering on black. This allows you to fish shorter leaders ( I generally fish 18 inches of 25-30lbs floro and 12-16inches of 12lbs floro) as the black/gray is hard for the fish to see. This black transitions to 30 ft of white line which then goes into 50 ft of green. The 3 stage colors allow you to know exactly how much line you are casting. The issue i have had in the past with full sink or intermediate lines is line memory. No matter how much you stretch and uncoil the line, it would always coil back up and get tangled. This line's rear 80 ft is a floating line and acts like any other floating line preventing all sorts of those tangles. This boat really excels out of a boat as the short 30 ft head ensures quick one-shot casts with unbelievable accuracy. It has a welded loop front and back making rigging extremely easy. The aggressive front taper will turn over the biggest of flies. I have this reel paired with a Redington Predator in a 9' 7 wt and a Redington Rise 7 wt reel.