RIO InTouch Striper 30ft Sink Tip



RIO's InTouch Striper 30ft Sink Tip line is probably a great line for stripers, but we don't have striped bass in Washington so we can't say for sure.  We can say, however, that the InTouch Striper Line is a really good line for other applications in addition to stripers.  We've been using the Striper line for fishing deep structure for smallmouth bass and chasing salmon in the saltwater.  The RIO InTouch 30ft Striper Sink Tip line would also be a real winner for chucking big flies to lingcod and rockfish at maximum depths.  

RIO's InTouch Striper 30ft Sink Tip line features a very fast sinking 30-foot head with an intermediate sinking running line.  There are many lines on the market that appear similar in characteristics, but the Striper line simply casts better and casts as well as anything out there with large, heavy flies.  Good casters will appreciate the 44-foot head length which aids in carrying more line during the cast and easing the transition from the intermediate running line into the super dense, fast sinking 30-foot sinking portion of the line.  Once you've bombed your cast into the horizon and your fly is sinking to the target depth, the ultra-low stretch ConnectCore is super sensitive for subtle strikes and allows for solid hook sets, even at extreme depths.  

If you're looking for a great line for fishing deep water, take a hard look at the RIO InTouch Striper 30ft Sink Tip line.  

Here is what RIO has to say about their InTouch Striper 30ft Sink Tip line:

RIO’s InTouch Striper 30ft Sink Tip line is an easy casting, fast-sinking line that is built on RIO's ultra-low stretch ConnectCore for the maximum in performance. The line has a fast sinking head of 30ft, seamlessly integrated to an intermediate running line, and is built on a supple, coldwater core that has no "memory" and will not tangle.

A short, powerful head of 30ft and an aggressive front taper makes it easy to cast Clousers, Deceivers, and other typical striper flies. In addition, the line has welded loops on both ends of all lines for fast rigging

The lines are sold in "grain" weights, and RIO recommends the following conversion to appropriate rod sizes:

  • 250gr = 7wt
  • 300gr = 8wt
  • 350gr = 9wt
  • 400gr = 10wt
  • 450gr = 11wt
  • Ultra-Low Stretch ConnectCore For maximum performance
  • Front biased weight to load rods at close range
  • Density Compensation on sinking head
    RIO InTouch Striper 30ft Sink Tip line taper diagram
    Line Size
    7 wt
    8 wt
    9 wt
    10 wt
    11 wt
    30' Head Wt Head
    Black / Grey 250gr 44ft 1.5-6.5 ips 100ft
    Black / Salmon 300gr 44ft 1.5-7.5 ips 100ft
    Black / Blue 350gr 44ft 1.5-8.2 ips 100ft
    Black / Yellow 400gr 44ft 1.5-8.5 ips 100ft
    Black / Tan 450gr 44ft 1.5-9.0 ips 100ft