Rio new line - Scandi Short VersiTip - compressed

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  1. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    Finally arrived! :)
    Well... I am excited to see those line being developed. I have to say it is really fun to cast those short line even on a full length spey rod...
     
  2. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    This is a most intriguing line and screams take me to the Methow
     
  3. Speychucker

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    Thinking of this line for my 4/5 Meiser switch, but can't find any info on what weights these line will come in.
     
  4. yuhina

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    I have no idea about the detail spec of this new line either... maybe it is a 50-grain increment like the Skagit short?
     
  5. Fat coach

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    The line is 31' - available in 5 weights starting at 320 gr. up to 540.
     
  6. Rod Wittner

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    When will these lines be available? Anyone know? I don't see them listed on Rio's web site yet.
     
  7. Jordan Simpson

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    This looks like it would be a good line to take to Hawai'i and bomb the flats with...
    Now I'm sort of intrigued...
     
  8. NCL

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    I emailed Rio and they said the line is coming out September 1st in the following weights:
    #5 320gr
    #6 370gr
    #7 425gr
    #8 485gr
    #9 540gr
     
  9. yuhina

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    Thanks for the information NCL,
    excellent!!
    Mark
     
  10. Rod Wittner

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    I called Rio today and spoke with the customer service Dept. This line will be available the week of Sept 6th.
     
  11. Fat coach

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    Just received the new RIO Scandi Short VersiTip #7 (425gr). It loads up The Sage TCX 7119-4 and the Redington CPX 1137-4 fantastically. Looks like a fine addition to the line arsenal. Head is 33 ft. and with the four 10ft. tips it should cover most water depths. I give it a thumbs up.
     
  12. Steffan Brown

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    What's this line system going to retail for?
     
  13. tkww

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    According to Poppy, MSRP for the Rio Scandi Short VersiTip is $119.95.
     
  14. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    totally gonna get me one
     
  15. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    I have one on the way and I'll fish it next week and post a report of what I think of it.