RIO ConnectCore Shooting Line
The RIO ConnectCore shooting line.

RIO has been busy refreshing and adding products to its spey lineup. Last month, RIO announced three new skagit heads. Now, RIO is announcing two new shooting lines, the ConnectCore and GripShooter.

RIO is calling its new ConnectCore shoot line "the best shooting line ever made." According to RIO, the "ConnectCore Shooting Line takes advantage of an ultra-low stretch core that allows anglers to stay perfectly in contact with their fly throughout the swing and feel every slight touch. A thick, highly visible hot orange handling section makes it easy to grip the line and easily shows anglers when to stop stripping to make the next cast and helps anglers track the swing of the line. In addition, XS Technology lets the line shoot far and float high for the ultimate in performance. A large eight-inch loop at the front end makes it very easy for anglers to quickly set up. Available in 0.026”, 0.032”, 0.037” and 0.042” diameters, these lines come in light gray/hot orange, pale green/hot orange, pale blue/hot orange and straw/hot orange, respectively."

RIO GripShooter
The RIO GripShooter.

The GripShooter is based on RIO's popular SlickShooter shooting line, a hard nylon shooting line that allows for maximum distance casting, but that isn't particularly easy to handle. The GripShooter essentially takes the SlickShooter and adds a thicker, easy to handle 15-18 foot front section. The GripShooter is available in 25-pound, 35-pound, 44-pound and 50-pound versions, each color coded for easy identification.

The ConnectCore and GripShooter retail for $59.95 and $29.95, respectively and are available immediately.