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    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Ames, Iowa, USA

    Default Rio Clouser Replacement

    I have been very happy with my 6 wt Rio Clouser fly line and was looking to get an 8 wt. Unfortunately, Rio has discontinued the line and I can not find any old stock for sale in that weight. So I need an alternative. Does anyone have a suggestion for a similar line for tossing big ugly flies to bass in cooler waters? Relatively low memory and abrupt front taper.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    West Greenwich, RI USA 02817


    I use the RIO outbound short cold water for stripers in New England. This might work

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    I have and like the Teeny Bass/Pike.

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    Oct 2003
    Northern California


    Have you looked at the Rio Smallmouth Bass line? Appears to be the follow on to the Clouser line. Call Rio and ask them to be sure.

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    Airflo 40-Plus really shoots line, has a heavy head...should toss your bass flies really well.
    David Merical
    St. Louis, MO

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    the New Version is almost the same taper- per the guys at Rio. its called the Rio power Fly. its 230 grains @ 30' so... heavier then AFTMA standard - to load todays way to fast 8wts. the line will toss a big big bass fly without any issues.
    have fun and keep us in the loop about the fish you catch.


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