Rio precision???what's the word?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

    I am looking at getting a new fly line and seen the rio perception. has anyone tried it yet? if so what do you think?
     
  2. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    Do you mean perception?
     
  3. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

    Yeah sorry
     
  4. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    I just put it on my 5 wt. Lawn casts great and looks gorgeous. Haven't got to use it on the water yet
     
  5. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

    Well when you do if you can give me a report it would be useful.
     
  6. flyfool

    flyfool Active Member

    Dumb post deleted.
     
  7. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    edit: removed quote
     
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  8. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    I plan on it.
     
  9. flyfool

    flyfool Active Member

    Dumb post, tried to delete it. No offense meant.
     
  10. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    no problem bro. removed my quote so nobody will ever know ;)
     
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  11. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    LOL fuck that. I read exactly what you guys said before you all deleted.
     
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  12. ICHI

    ICHI Member

    How about putting this line on a 4wt sage one? Would you go with a 5wt line in the perception ?
     
  13. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

    I cast it on a 4wt Echo for half a day and here's my brief and to-the-point report.

    At distances: it casts like a freaking dream. You can boom line as there's no stretch to remove the line speed energy between back/front casts.
    In close, like fishing from a boat, it's not that great. I really didn't like how much line you had to have out of the rod tip before it'd begin performing.
    Hooking up with a fish: you'll need to relearn how to set the hook, well at least I would if I used this line. I'm pretty quick on the draw, but I don't think that's what made the difference. Since there's very little to no stretch in this line, your hook sets are more...how should i say...to the point. I ended up ripping flies out of fishes mouths, and breaking flies off on hook set when I'd typically never have a problem. There's no give, so take it easy on hook set or you'll be replacing flies often. :(

    Personally, i'll stick with the Grand as it's a better performing line for how I fish.
     
  14. Dan Nelson

    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

    Been using the Preception on a variety of 5-wts for the last couple months . Really love it on the Orvis Helios 2, St. Croix Avid and Redington's Vapon and Link. Loads wonderfully, shoots nicely and presents well. For the Sage One, I still prefer the Rio Grand as its a bit heavier and loads that very fast-action rod a bit better. For all others, I'm going to go with the Preception (I'll slowly replace the Gold on my reels with Preception, I think).
     
  15. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

    I'm going to be putting it one a 4wt winston gvx that i use mostly for dry fly fishing how do you think it will do?
     
  16. Dan Nelson

    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    It should serve you well there. I like the Grand on the One only because the One is so damned fast it really works better with the heavier line. On every other rod I've tried, I prefer the Perception (including on the new glass rods from Redington and Orvis -- both dry fly specialists).
     
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