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Rio Elite Gold Floating Fly Line

by Rio

The Elite RIO Gold has a taper design that gives incredible loop stability at distance and a front taper that delivers perfect presentation of flies between sizes #2 and #22. With a long head and back taper this line is an excellent all around fly line on rivers and lakes when long casts and complete line control are required.

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 RIO Gold is the ultimate all round, floating line for the trout fly fisher.

Our View

Great lines. Rio have lifted their game with these... very comparable to the best from the other brands...


  • Long head for ultimate casting control
  • Taper design to cast flies between #22 and #2
  • 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Steven Jones
Rio Elite Gold Floating Fly Line

I have only previously used Cortland lines before, after reading some tests I thought I would give it a go. It is by far the best casting line I have ever used. I have always loved the feel and suppleness of Cortland peach lines and have found other brands to be stiff and not as supple. The Rio Gold Elite retains a lovely soft supple feel but shoots through the runners like a much stiffer line.

Andy Matenson
Rio Gold Fly Line

An excellent line for dry fly presentation and dry and dropper fishing. Slightly overweighted so works well with my Sage 1 5wt.
Would highly recommend. Andrew Matenson.

Excellent line

Very slick, easy to cast, smooth.


A dream to cast