Rio Fly Line Tips

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Replacement Tips for VersiTip and Spey Lines
Size Coding Clear AquaLux Intermediate Tips
M.O.W. Tips Type 3, 15' Sinking Tips
iMOW Tips Type 6, 15' Sinking Tips
  Type 8, 15' Sinking Tips
Floating Tips T-8, T-11, T-14, T-17, T20 For Custom Tips
Making Your Own Custom Sinking Tips and Shooting Heads
 
These are replacement tips for VersiTip, WindCutter, Skagit and PowerSpey changeable tip fly lines.  You can mix and match these tips in many combinations to give your fly line arsenal extreme versatility. For instance a 550-grain Skagit Line is usually used with an eight-weight spey rod, but tips ranging from #8-#11 are used with these lines to customize both presentation and sink rate. Naturally smaller diameter diameter tips land on the water more softly than heavier ones, but will not turn over the largest flies and won't sink as deep as heavier ones.  In our relentless pursuit of having everything for the Spey Fisher, our selection of tips is the most comprehensive to be found anywhere. Fact is that the tip is often the first part of the line to wear out, and being able to replace the tip might be more economically feasible during hard times.

*1 Item Size Description Price To Top
21128 7 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
 7 wt. 95 gr. tip
$24.95

21129 8 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
8 wt. 109 gr. tip
$24.95

21130 9 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
9 wt. 129 gr. tip
$24.95

21131 10 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
10 wt. 150 gr. tip
$24.95

21132 11 RIO 15', Skagit Floating Tip,
11 wt. 166 gr. tip
$24.95


** Item Size Description Price To Top
20387 6 RIO 15', AquaLux, 6 wt. 84 gr. tip $21.95
20388 7 RIO 15', AquaLux, 7 wt. 95 gr. tip $21.95
20389 8 RIO 15', AquaLux, 8 wt. 109 gr. tip $21.95
20390 9 RIO 15', AquaLux, 9 wt. 129 gr. tip $21.95
20391 10 RIO 15', AquaLux, 10 wt. 150 gr. tip $21.95
20392 11 RIO 15', AquaLux, 11 wt. 166 gr. tip $21.95
20393 12 RIO 15', AquaLux, 12 wt. 190 gr. tip $21.95

*2 Item Size Description Price To Top
20380 6 RIO 15', type 3, 6 wt. 84 gr. tip $21.95
20381 7 RIO 15', type 3, 7 wt. 95 gr. tip $21.95
20382 8 RIO 15', type 3, 8 wt. 109 gr. tip $21.95
20383 9 RIO 15', type 3, 9 wt. 129 gr. tip $21.95
20384 10 RIO 15', type 3, 10 wt. 150 gr. tip $21.95
20385 11 RIO 15', type 3, 11 wt. 166 gr. tip $21.95
20386 12 RIO 15', type 3, 12 wt. 190 gr. tip $21.95

*3  Item Size Description Price To Top
20400 6 RIO 15', type 6, 6 wt. 84 gr. tip $21.95
20401 7 RIO 15', type 6, 7 wt. 95 gr. tip $21.95
20402 8 RIO 15', type 6, 8 wt. 109 gr. tip $21.95
20403 9 RIO 15', type 6, 9 wt. 129 gr. tip $21.95
20404 10 RIO 15', type 6, 10 wt. 150 gr. tip $21.95
20405 11 RIO 15', type 6, 11 wt. 166 gr. tip $21.95
20406 12 RIO 15', type 6, 12 wt. 190 gr. tip $21.95

*7 Item Size Description Price To Top
21400 8 RIO 15', type 8, 8 wt. 109 gr. tip $21.95
21401 9 RIO 15', type 8, 9 wt. 129 gr. tip $21.95
21402 10 RIO 15', type 8, 10 wt. 150 gr. tip $21.95
21403 11 RIO 15', type 8, 11 wt. 166 gr. tip $21.95
21404 12 RIO 15', type 8, 12 wt. 190 gr. tip $21.95

Making Your Own Custom Sinking Tips and Shooting Heads
To take the best advantage of many freshwater and saltwater fisheries you often need to get your fly deep. This requires a fly line that sinks quickly. Rio makes extremely high density sinking fly lines that comes in a roll, which can be cut to any length that suits your purpose.
These lines come in five different weights: T-8 that weighs 8-grains per foot, T-11 that weighs 11-grains per foot, T-14 that weighs 14-grains per foot, T-17 that weighs 17-grains per foot, and T-20 that weighs 20-grains per foot. Rio T-lines are supple, easy to work with, and do not kink while fishing.  Sink rates were revised for 2012. T-20 sinks more than 10-inches per second, T-17 sinks about 9-10 inches per second. T-14 sinks about 8-9 inches per second. T-11 sinks about 7-8 inches per second. T-8 sinks about 6-7 inches per second.
M.O.W. Tips and  factory made 10' and 15' density compensated Replacement sinking tips and sinking shooting heads can be purchased in many useable weights and densities as well.
The advantage you have using the Rio T-lines are that they cost about half as much and can be cut to any length to be customized for many presentation where the highest density sink rates are needed.
T-8 is designed for single-hand rods 6 through 8 weight and lighter #4-#7 two-hand rods.
T-11 is ideal for single handed rods between #7 and #9 and two-hand rods of #7 to #9.
T-14 is best for single-hand rods from 10 through 12 weight, and double-hand rod with Spey lines #8 and heavier. T-14 works especially well with the Skagit Spey lines 475-grains and heavier. 
T-17 is ideal for single handed rods between #11 and #13 and two handed rods of #8 to #10.
T-17 works especially well with the Skagit Spey lines 575-grains and heavier.
T-20 is ideal for single handed rods between #12 and #16 and two handed rods of #9 to #11. 
T-20 works especially well with the Skagit Spey lines 650-grains and heavier.
Heavier lines not only sink faster, but also retain the energy to turn over larger flies.
The Chart Below offers insights into lengths and weights of T-lines:
Type 9' 10' 11' 12' 13' 14' 15'
T-8 72-grains 80-grains 88-grains 96-grains 104-grains 112-grains 120-grains
T-11 99-grains 110-grains 121-grains 72-grains 132-grains 154-grains 165-grains
T-14 126-grains 140-grains 154-grains 168-grains 182-grains 196-grains 210-grains
T-17 153-grains 170-grains 187-grains 204-grains 221-grains 238-grains 255-grains
T-20 180-grains 200-grains 220-grains 240-grains 260-grains 280-grains 300-grains
Type 16' 18' 20' 22' 24' 26' 30'
T-8 128-grains 144-grains 160-grains 176-grains 192-grains 208-grains 240-grains
T-11 176-grains -grains 220-grains 242-grains 264-grains 286-grains 330-grains
T-14 224-grains 252-grains 280-grains 308-grains 336-grains 364-grains 420-grains
T-17 272-grains 306-grains 340-grains 374-grains 408-grains 442-grains 510-grains
T-20 320-grains 360-grains 400-grains 440-grains 480-grains 520-grains 600-grains
 
10  Item Size Description Price To Top
20120T8 T-8. Rio, 15', T-8, may be cut to length, 8 grains per foot, 6" to 7" per second sink rate $13.50

20121T11 T-11. Rio, 15', T-11, may be cut to length, 11 grains per foot, 7" to 8" per second sink rate $13.50

20122T14 T-14. Rio, 15', T-14, may be cut to length, 14 grains per foot, 8" to 9" per second sink rate $13.50

20123T17 T-17. Rio, 15', T-17, may be cut to length, 17 grains per foot, 9" to 10" per second sink rate $13.50

20123T20 T-20. Rio, 15', T-20, may be cut to length, 20 grains per foot, 10" to 11" per second sink rate $13.50

20120 T-8. Rio, 30', T-8, welded factory loop on each end, may be cut to length, 8 grains per foot, 6" to 7" per second sink rate $39.95

20121 T-11. Rio, 30', T-11, welded factory loop on each end, may be cut to length, 11 grains per foot, 7" to 8" per second sink rate $39.95

20122
T-14. Rio, 30', T-14, welded factory loop on each end, may be cut to length, 14 grains per foot, 8" to 9" per second sink rate $39.95

20123
T-17. Rio, 30', T-17, welded factory loop on each end, may be cut to length, 17 grains per foot, 9" to 10" per second sink rate $39.95

20449
T-20. Rio, 30', T-20, no welded factory loops, may be cut to length, 20 grains per foot, 10+" per second sink rate $39.95

20443
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T-8. Rio, 500', T-8 Spool, may be cut to length, 8 grains per foot, 8" to 9" per second sink rate $299.95

20445
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T-11. Rio, 500', T-11 Spool, may be cut to length, 11 grains per foot, 7" to 8" per second sink rate $299.95

20440
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T-14. Rio, 500', T-14 Spool, may be cut to length, 14 grains per foot, 8" to 9" per second sink rate $299.95
20447
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T-17. Rio, 500', T-17 Spool, may be cut to length, 17 grains per foot, 9" to 10" per second sink rate $299.95
20448
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T-20. Rio, 500', T-20 Spool, may be cut to length, 20 grains per foot, 10+" per second sink rate $299.95
Building Loops In Rio T-Line Tips
Starting in the mid- 1960's, tournament casters in the Pacific Northwest revolutionized fly fishing  by introducing the double-haul cast and shooting head fly lines attached to monofilament shooting lines. Suddenly anglers could cast nearly twice as far by building much higher line speeds and by reducing line-friction in the rod guides. Anglers also found that they could change from floating heads to sinking heads quickly by attaching their shooting heads and lines together with loop to loop connections. During the late 1980's American anglers also found that they could change the configuration of their Spey lines by loop to looping various lengths of floating and sinking lines together. Slip-over loops made from braided monofilament became the most popular items for these connections. Where large diameter floating line connections are involved, these braided loops remain the most popular tools to get the job done smoothly.
A popular way to form loops in Rio T-line is to simply fold the end of the line over and nail knot monofilament over it several times. I like 12-pound Maxima for all sizes of T-line loops. Three nail knots add a measure of reliability. Coat the knots with Zap-A-Gap for extra insurance.

*8 All tips in RIO interchangeable tip spey lines are now bar coded and color coded for easy identification. One fat bar represents a five and one thin bar represents a one, thus a bar code of one fat bar and four thin bars is a 9-weight tip.
 
Loop Colors: Sink Rate:  
Intermediate- Clear. 1.5" ips
Type 3 tips Yellow. 3-4" ips
Type 6 tips White. 6-7" ips
Type 8 tips Green. 8-9" ips

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