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VIDEO: RIO Scandi Shooting Head and VersiTip

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The Scandi Shooting Head from RIO Products: Designed for effortless casting and great presentations.

RIO Products, the US-based manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, has expanded its spey line category with the introduction of the new Scandi Shooting Head and Scandi VersiTip.

The RIO Scandi is an easy casting Scandinavian-style shooting head that has been designed for effortless distance and great presentations. The heads are available in a multitude of weights from 210 grains to 640 grains and in lengths between 27 feet and 40 feet to cover all fly rod options and fishing situations.

It is salmon coloured and features a bright orange section that makes it easy to determine the front end from the back.

The series has an MSRP of $54.95 (US) and incorporates the previous Steelhead Scandi and AFS Shooting Heads into a single group.

The new Scandi VersiTip is a short (23 feet to 25 feet) floating Scandi body packaged with a selection of 15 feet long, tapered and interchangeable tips in a versatile line system. The four tips that come with the straw-coloured body are Floating, Intermediate, Type 3 DC (Density Compensated) sink and Type 6 DC sink – allowing anglers to fish with a multitude of options.

It is also perfect for anglers who use rods of 13 feet and longer and is available at an MSRP of $119.95 in sizes 7 to 11.

Each of the two new Scandi shooting heads utilise RIO’s unique, ultra-low stretch ConnectCore technology for added control and sensitivity when casting. They also have an Easy ID tag printed on the front end of the head for quick line recognition. A bulletproof welded loop on the front and back end of both line series allows for fast rigging.


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