RIO Elite Technical Trout



RIO's Elite Technical Trout fly line is a dry fly purist's dream line.  The Elite Technical Trout line excels at delivering delicate presentations in spooky fish situations.  The Elite Technical Trout line uses a long front taper to produce a soft, delicate presentation while a longer head and long rear taper helps control the line on longer casts and making mends at a distance. 

The RIO Elite Technical Trout also uses RIO's ConnectCore Plus low-stretch core for positive hook sets and RIO's very impressive SlickCast for an extremely slick line that zips through the guides and increases the lines durability and longevity.  In all, The Elite Technical Trout is an excellent fly line for anglers primarily fishing smaller flies where light presentations are the name of the game.

Here is what RIO has to say about their Elite Technical Trout Fly Line:

Specifically Designed for Delicate Presentations of Small Flies to Technical Feeders at Range, with Low-Stretch, Ultra-Slick Performance.

RIO’s Elite Technical Trout line features a long, fine front taper for the lightest of presentations and delicacy and is the ideal choice of line when fishing dry flies, nymphs, soft hackles and emergers to tricky eaters at distance. The line has a long head and back taper to increase loop control when carrying long lengths, and for making precise casts to rising fish, while the weight distribution makes it easy to turn over long leaders for technical feeders at range.

This line is built with RIO's low-stretch ConnectCore Plus, resulting in exceptionally smooth, durable fly lines, with the added benefits of incredible levels of sensitivity when casting and fishing, and providing enhanced detection of takes, faster hook sets, and far greater control when playing a fish. In addition, this line is built with SlickCast, RIO's proprietary coating technology, creating the slickest, most durable fly lines on the market. Lab tests show that lines built with SlickCast have the least amount of friction ever measured in a fly line.

The Technical Trout is the perfect line for dry flies and delicate presentations.

  • Long front taper turns over flies with delicacy and precision
  • Extended head and back taper increases loop control when carrying long lengths of line
  • Low-stretch ConnectCore Plus for the best in casting control, performance and smoothness
  • Built with RIO's exceptionally slick, durable SlickCast
  • Features Rio's SureFire tricolored measuring system for increased accuracy and distance control
  • Printed line marking system to quickly identify each line
  • Neat, bulletproof welded loops on the front and back of the fly line
RIO Elite Technical Trout Fly Line Diagram
Line Size
Color 30' Head/
Sink Rate Total Length
Sky Blue/Peach/Gray 102gr 45ft Float 80ft
Sky Blue/Peach/Gray 122gr 49ft Float 90ft
Sky Blue/Peach/Gray 142gr 52ft Float 90ft
Sky Blue/Peach/Gray 162gr 54ft Float 90ft