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WegintonFebruary 17th, 2016, 8:57 am
Posts: 1Hi,

Your valued help please, l only boat fish on large still waters. I'm looking at a Rio floating line and would like some advise which should l choose Rio Gold or Rio Grand and why.
Cheers and thank you
Stu -oap
WbranchFebruary 17th, 2016, 10:58 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2615
Hello Stu,

I can't help you as I've never fished any kind of still waters but there may be some other guys on board that can help you. I guess we should ask though what weight rod are you planning to use and what size range flies?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfFebruary 17th, 2016, 11:14 am
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Palmyra PA

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Rio Grand is for fast action rods; it is heavier than the Gold line, and has more mass near the front of the taper. If you have a fast rod you might like Grand, otherwise Gold is a good all around line.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WillyFebruary 19th, 2016, 11:04 pm
Chicago, IL

Posts: 47
Rio Grand is for fast action rods; it is heavier than the Gold line, and has more mass near the front of the taper. If you have a fast rod you might like Grand, otherwise Gold is a good all around line.


I think it might be more fair to say that Rio Grand is for people who have fast action rods and don't want them to feel like fast action rods. :)

I really like the the Rio Perception. The Gold has a much longer head than the Grand and Perception. The Perception really nice line for fishing from a boat--strip in to the color change, pick up, and shoot with one backcast. It's heavier than the Gold in the first 30 feet, but actually quite a bit lighter after that.

Picking lines is tough. It really helps to cast different lines on your chosen rod, but there aren't many opportunities for that.
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MartinlfFebruary 20th, 2016, 6:21 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2998
From the Rio website:

The RIO Grand is a full line size heavier than the industry standard, and features more weight distributed towards the front of the line to easily load faster action fly rods. The line has a short head that is easy to cast, and is built with "MaxCast" Technology, RIO's ultra-sophisticated line coating that actively repels water for higher floatation, longer casts and greater durability. The RIO Grand is the best choice of line for the modern, fast action fly rod.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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