RIO Products Announces New Scandi Launch Line

From RIO Products:

RIO Products has announced a new unique series of Scandi shooting heads, the all-new Scandi Launch, designed to maximize the fun of fishing small flies on floating lines. Scandi Launch is easier to cast than traditional Scandi or long belly lines and is the perfect addition for your summer steelhead or your Atlantic salmon. If you’re new to the Scandi world, the Scandi Launch is the perfect line to learn the ways of the single spey and hone your two-handed skills. More advanced spey anglers will find this line to be an extremely fun and versatile addition to their shooting head collection.

The Scandi Launch was meticulously developed for two purposes. First, to make it easy to cast. Second, to delicately deliver flies when quiet presentations are needed. The specific series of tapers concentrates weight at the back of the head, putting more weight in the D loop—making it easier to load the rod. Additionally, front taper and tip diameters have been individually refined for each line to ensure a soft delivery. The Scandi Launch is ideal for fishing a tapered nylon leader or a light VersiLeader.

Fish it fine and fish it far off.


  • ConnectCore Plus – Ultra low stretch for maximum performance
  • SlickCast – Exceptionally slick finish, and a super tough coating to keep you on the water


  • EasyID – Printed line marking system allows anglers to easily identify line
  • Front & Back Welded Loop

Line Sizes:

#5 320gr, #5/6 350gr, #6 380gr, # 6/7 410gr, #7 440gr, #7/8 470gr, #8 500gr, #8/9 520gr, #9 550gr, #9/10 580gr, #10 610gr, #10/11 640gr, #11 675gr

MSRP: $64.99


About RIO:

In 1990, Jim and Kitty Vincent founded RIO in the mountains of Idaho on the idea that exceptional fly fishing products should be built by anglers for anglers. More than twenty five years later, we’re still in Idaho and driven by that same ethos. Most of us here are passionate fly fishing anglers, wading all day in cold, clear Idaho trout streams, lighting delicate dries and heaving huge streamers – hooking, (losing), landing, turning loose fish after fish… We won’t even mention the horror of having to battle tarpon after bonefish after permit in the balmy turquoise tropics, or braving the wrath of angry chrome in BC.