RIO’s Powerflex Plus Puts More Muscle Behind Leaders and Tippet

IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (Sept. 1, 2015) RIO Products, industry leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders, and tippet offers anglers a stronger leader and tippet material with its new Powerflex Plus collection. An increase in strength that still maintains suppleness will ensure anglers get the best performance for each fishing scenario.

The Powerflex Plus Leaders and Tippet uses VHT Nylon Technology with a new technical modification of the nylon copolymer formulation. This new material results in a 20 percent increase in tensile strength over regular leaders without sacrificing flexibility, diameter, nor knot strength. For example, 5x (0.006in/0.152mm) Powerflex Plus has a tensile strength of six pounds, which is more than 20 percent stronger than the usual 4.5 to 5 pound strength of most other 5x materials. 

Leaders using this material are built with a high-performance taper and come in a UV and water resistant package with two leaders to a pack. They range from 7.5 feet, 9 feet to 12 feet in length and from 0x (18lb) to 7x (2.75lb).The Powerflex Plus Tippet comes in 50 yard spools and range in size from 0x to 7x. Both the Leaders and the Tippet will retail for $9.95 and can be found at your local RIO dealer starting October 1.

More details of this new family of leaders and tippet material can be found by watching the following short video:


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