Anglers who ply the still waters of lakes and the like in search of trout or warm water species such as largemouth bass don't always get the most attention from gear manufacturers. In 2012, RIO introduced its InTouch series of fly lines made specially for stillwater angling, which were awarded with EFFTEX's "Best New Fly Line" award that year. Yesterday, RIO announced two new lines in the InTouch Lake series, the InTouch Camolux and the InTouch Midge Tip Long.
The InTouch CamoLux features a sink rate of 1.5-2.0 inches per second, an ultra-low stretch core and a built-in “hang marker” (at the 13 foot mark) to help anglers gauge when to recast or "fish the hang", a commonly used stillwater tactic that involves pausing or very slowly moving the fly with a rod lift at the end of the retrieve.
The InTouch Midge Tip Long is a floating line for fishing between 1 and 3 feet deep. It boasts a six-foot intermediate tip, a sink rate of 1.5 inches per second, a clear camo intermediate tip and a floating melon colored body.
Both lines are built on RIO's low-stretch ConnectCore technology and feature welded loops for quick leader changes. The new lake series lines are available immediately from RIO and authorized RIO dealers for and MSRP of $79.95.