Rio Outbound question

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Steve Knapp, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Picked up a new in box Rio Outbound WF8F from a guy on Spey Pages for dirt cheap, but it turns out it's a Tropical. Anybody know if it will give me fits up here? Just want to make sure it's not going to be a tangled mess in the stripping basket when I'm using it for Chum. If it is, I'll just keep it or resell it for what I paid without un-spooling it. I imagine it will be slightly stiffer, which may not be a bad thing.
    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    It will probably be stiff as hell. They are very limber lines in the warm water but if you turn the temp down, they stiffen. Try it. It may work.
     
  3. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

    Steve, it is tropical for a reason. If they worked in cold water, Rio wouldn't sell multiple models. I made the mistake of fishing a coldwater Outbound for Bonefish in Mexico. That lasted for about 10 minutes before the guide took pity on me and switched me to one of his rod and reel combos.
    Bail while you can brother!
     
  4. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Good call Steve, thanks.