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RIO's AgentX™ Super Floatation Technology

AgentX Super Floatation Technology, the fusion of two coatings means the best in fly line manufacturing.

RIO's AgentX™ Super Floatation Technology
Agent X

AgentX™ is a manufacturing process in which two coatings are applied to the fly line simultaneously. As a result, both coatings are fuse together in what RIO calls "Fusion Technology," forming a seamless single coating that will never separate or break down. The advantages of Fusion Technology are vast. The "under coating" not only seals the core and covers any potential blemishes in the braid; it also adds a super low density proprietary coating. The outer coating is perfectly centered around the core and allows for greater durability, less dirt pick up and longer casts. This fusing results in the smoothest, slickest, high-floating fly lines made. Ever.

Super Float Tip

To accomplish this, RIO developed a revolutionary new Super Floatation Technology™ that is five times lighter than the standard microspheres used in fly line manufacturing, but with much increased durability. This creates a fly line that has a much higher buoyancy (around 0.70 specific gravity - other manufactures achieve at best a 0.85 to a 0.90 specific gravity) and the extreme durability for which RIO fly lines are known.

AgentX™ is unquestionably the future of fly line manufacturing. The buoyancy as unbelievable smoothness, slickness, and toughness that result from this fusion of coatings make the use of standard microspheres and "one coat" fly lines prehistoric.

AgentX Floating Example
The photo above shows the floating orange tip of the NEW RIO Nymph line on top and the tip of a competitor’s floating line on the bottom.
Cross Section AgentX Fly Line
Cross Section AgentX Fly Line
Anatomy of AgentX Super Floatation Technology
Anatomy of AgentX Super Floatation Technology
Dear Friends,

When was the last time the tip of your fly line actually floated? The tip of a floating fly line sinking has always presented problems:

  1. Causing the fly to micro drag during dry fly fishing
  2. Making it harder to see subtle strikes when you’re nymphing
  3. Creating excessive drag when line is pulled off the water at the beginning of the cast
Obviously, a floating tip is better than one that sinks. So, for me, developing a floating fly line with a tip that doesn’t sink has always been the Holy Grail of fly line design. And the RIO lab did just that when it developed RIO’s new Patent Pending RIO AgentX™ Super Floatation Technology™. An added advantage is a fly line coating which produces the ultimate SlickShooter® finish. And that translates into distance.

Here’s how it works: Freshwater has a specific gravity of 1.0, and for anything to float in freshwater it must have a specific gravity of less than 1.0. Most floating fly lines use hollow microspheres mixed into the coating to achieve a specific gravity ranging from .83 to .90. Anything lower than .85 is considered a high floating line, ideal for freshwater. However, there is a thinner coating on the tip and the result is that the braided core, heavier than the coating itself, will sink the tip. Worse yet, the braided core will soak up water through the line’s open end making the tip sink even more. That’s why one gets a sinking feeling from the tip of most competitors’ floating fly lines.

But RIO has solved this problem by

  1. Introducing the RIO AgentX™ Super Floatation Technology™ into tip coatings for a specific gravity as low as 0.65 (!!)
  2. Incorporating our proprietary welded loop to eliminate the problem of water wicking up the core and dragging the line tip under.
We tested this new technology last spring and summer. Everyone was so excited by the results that we commenced production this fall. Both the new Nymph line--which we introduced at the Fly Fishing Retailer Show--and the RIO Grand lines feature the AgentX Super Floatation Technology.

I’m not going to tell you exactly what the secrets are behind AgentX Super Floatation Technology, but I will tell you that it works, and all our field testers are really stoked about this major breakthrough. Once you try it, I think you will agree.

Have great fishing this year,
          Jim Vincent


AgentX™ Fly Lines





RIO Grand Fly Line by RIO RIO Grand Fly Line by RIO
Code:8750
Price: $75.00

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Jim Vincent RIO RIO Slick Shooter Process Agent X Super Float Tip

Description:

The short headed RIO Grand fly line is excellent for fixed repeated length casts that are common when drift boat and wade fishing. The line's compound taper gives it the ability to carry everything from small dries to big streamers.


Model:
Fly Line Weights: WF3F, WF4F, WF5F, WF6F, WF7F, WF8F
Color: Color: Camo Camo
Note: Perfect for Fast action rods, great general purpose weight forward floating fly line.
 
 




Saltwater Tropical Floating/Intermediate Fly Line w/ Clear Aqualux® Sink Tip by RIO Saltwater Tropical Floating/Intermediate Fly Line w/ Clear Aqualux® Sink Tip by RIO
Code:8760
Price: $80.00

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Jim Vincent RIO RIO Slick Shooter Process Agent X Super Float Tip

Description:

The Saltwater Tropical F/I line is built on a medium stiff Powerfles core that is extremeley easy to anneal (stretch). The line features a flaoting tropical coating with a 9.5 ft clear intermediate tip for deeper flats, or on windy days. Wonderful to cast into a fifteen-knot breeze.


Model:
Composition: Powerflex® Core
Sink Rate: 1.5 IPS
Fly Line Weights: WF7F/I, WF8F/I, WF9F/I, WF10F/I
Color: Tan with Clear AquaLux® Tip
Note: Previously known as the "Florida Bonefish Fly Line", this line also makes a great popper line for other species...the tip sinks slowly so your poppers gurgle instead of fruitlessly skipping across the water.
Length: 100'
 
 




Clouser Coldwater Fly Line for Big Nasties by RIO Clouser Coldwater Fly Line for Big Nasties by RIO
Code:8740
Price: $75.00

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Jim Vincent RIO RIO Slick Shooter Process Agent X Super Float Tip

Model:
Fly Line Weights: WF4F, WF5F, WF6F, WF7F, WF8F, WF9F,WF10F
Color: Color: Light Chartreuse Light Chartreuse
Note: Specially Designed for Clouser Flies
The heavy front end and short front taper ensures this line is perfect for casting big flie. It is also a half a line size heavier to aid the turnover of big nasties.

Length: 90'
 
 




Orange Tip Nymph Fly Line by RIO Orange Tip Nymph Fly Line by RIO
Code:8755
Price: $75.00

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Jim Vincent RIO RIO Slick Shooter Process Agent X Super Float Tip

Model:
Fly Line Weights: WF4F, WF5F, WF6F
Color: Color: Camo Camo
Note: A short front taper and front loaded weight distribution makes this line a "no brainer" choice for casting heavy nymphs or indicators. The built in indicator on the front tip also is a great boon to the more subtle nymphing approaches.
Length: 90'-100'
 
 




Saltwater Tropical Clouser Fly Line by RIO Saltwater Tropical Clouser Fly Line by RIO
Code:8775
Price: $80.00

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Jim Vincent RIO RIO Slick Shooter Process Agent X Super Float Tip RIO PowerFlex Core

Model:
Fly Line Weights: WF7F, WF9F, WF10F,WF12F
Color: Sky Blue
Length: 100'
 
 




Agent X Fly Line Dressing by RIO Agent X Fly Line Dressing by RIO
Code:5655
Price: $7.95

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