I saw this on another board. They've addressed some of the running line tangling issues folks have discussed here before. Looks like another good beach line option is now available. Rio Introduces Outbound Shorts After input from Charlie Bisharat, Dan Blanton, Kevin Doran as well as others, Rio is expanding upon their very popular Outbound family of fly lines, the consistent feedback was to make the head shorter and improve handing of the running line. The standard Outbounds (OB) lines have a 37 ft head and the new OB Short lines incorporate a 30 ft head. This makes the line easier to manage for most casters particularly when casting large flies. This line also has a very short front taper which aids in turnover of the “biggest bugs.” Like the OB’s these lines will excel when attaining maximum distance with minimal false casts. Also like the OB’s they are over weighted by 2 sizes. An 8wt is equal to a 10wt standard line, a 9wt is equal to an 11wt etc. Besides the shorter head length these new lines incorporate a larger diameter running line for easy handling. The new OB Shorts are available in both a cold weather and a tropical version. The cold water is available in a floating head floating running line (WF5F-WF10F), an intermediate head floating running line (WF5F/I-WF10F/I) and an intermediate head intermediate running line version (WF8I-WF10I). The cold water version is ideal for Stripers, Pike, California surf, etc.. The Tropical Version is available in a full floater (WF8F-WF12F) and an intermediate head floating running line(WF8F/I-WF12F/I). This is an ideal line for roosterfish from the beach and the boat, dorado, blind casting to tarpon, barracuda, trevally and peacock bass just to name a few! These lines are available now and your local Rio Dealer and will Retail for $74.95.