RIO Perception Trout Fly Line
RIO's new Perception line with SureFire tri-color system.

The research and technology involved in developing fly lines these days is greater than ever. Fly line manufacturers are developing new materials, coatings and tapers that are resulting in real world performance gains for anglers. All of this translates into more catching. This is a good thing.

The latest release from RIO includes a bevy of new features on top of other recently added technological advancements in the way RIO makes its lines. The result is a new line that, according to RIO, redefines the trout line.

In their press release, RIO noted that "the RIO Perception is a revolutionary floating line that helps trout anglers connect with more fish than ever before. Built with ultra-low stretch ConnectCore Technology, the RIO Perception lines provide pioneering levels of sensitivity for intuitively better cast timing, easier line lift and sharp, precise mends. Lack of stretch also means enhanced detection of subtle takes and significantly reduced reaction time when setting the hook."

The new lines feature RIO's SureFire tri-color system, which allows anglers to quickly gauge distances by glancing at their fly line. RIO Perception lines also feature MaxCast hydrophobic coating, MaxFloat Tip technology, both of which were introduced in RIO's last generation of trout lines.

RIO Perception lines are available in WF3F through WF8F in both light green/camo/tan and camo/tan/gray color options, priced at $89.95 and are available immediately.


The color system sounds pretty cool. Not sure it'll help catch more fish, but it'll be nice to know how far I'm casting.