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RIO Specialty Series LightLine Fly Line


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  • Brown/Ivory, WF4F
  • Brown/Ivory, WF5F

Specialty Series LightLine Fly Line

Putting an aggressive, fast-loading line on your fiberglass or bamboo fly rod is like dropping a turbo in an old pickup truck—it might work, but it kind of defeats the point of the pickup. Rio designed its Specialty Series LightLine Fly Line to match the classic action of feel of all the fiberglass, bamboo, and slow action graphite rods that are becoming increasingly popular these days. Its short front taper loads quickly, making it ideal for small creeks where casting space is limited, while the MaxFloat technology keeps the line up on the surface where it can be easily mended to get the perfect drift and presentation that will convince the trout to eat your fly.
  • MaxCast coating
  • MaxFloat tip coating
  • Dual tone color
  • Front and rear welded loop
  • Item #RIO000R

Overall Length
[WF2F, WF3F] 70ft, [WF4F, WF5F, WF6F] 80ft
Fly Line Weight
[WF2F] 80grains, [WF3F] 100grains, [WF4F] 120grains, [WF5F] 140grains, [WF6F] 160grains
Fly Line Style
Fly Line Type
weight forward
Front Taper
Front Belly
Rear Belly
Rear Taper
Running Line
Recommended Use
fly fishing

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

perfect for the glass

I've put it through the wringer

just got this for a new 3 wt glass rod and its the perfect combo

>Rating: 5


I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This line is awesome for my butterstick! Before i was using rio mainstream line with my rod and casting with it would always slap the water. With this line, i can make delicate presentations and not spook fish.

>Rating: 5

Still great

I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this for a few summers now on my main small stream setup, and just upgraded from a basic fly line to this for some rods that don't get as much use. Definite upgrade for a fiberglass rod.

>Rating: 4

Good Line

I've used it several times

I put this line on my 2 weight Butterstick using the 2 weight line option. Seems to get the job done for what little streams I've been fishing with the 2 weight. Hoping to get out to something more substantial to test casting more.

>Rating: 5

Pair with a fiberglass fly rod

I've put it through the wringer

I use this line for small stream fishing with a fiberglass fly rods like the Redington Butterstick or Echo Glass. It is great for those tight streams where you expect to fish in the 10-30 ft range. If you are going to bomb out 50 ft casts at a lake or wide open river I might pick something else. #glassisnotdead