Rio Gold fly line at over 50% off

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by silvercreek, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    But you ignored the first post from RIO that said they made the line specifically for Cabelas so they could sell them cheaper.
    AND if these were really OLD STOCK (which I doubt) did Cableas let their customers know they were not the current model??
    I am sticking with my theory unless Rio gives us an official story to prove me wrong.
    As far as I am concerned this is just another stab-in-the-back by Far Bank for the local fly shops.
    jesse
     
  2. aaron s.

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    Jesse, not sure what else to say besides reiterating these being old lines, in old packaging(minus the new logos, coloring, branding and trademarks), with old technology (No MaxCast or MaxFloat as folks have pointed out). Far from a stab in the back in that we permitted our dealers to exchange these very lines for the updated versions when we made the changes, or blow them out. That's your official story.

    Going to have to fire whoever leaked this! Thanks for the heads up on SA.

    Cheers
     
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  3. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Well, according to the box mine came in, it has all the additives that are listed on the Rio web site, except the MAX CAST AND MAX FLOAT
    features. I am a dumbass so I do not know what those are except they make the line float like a cork and cast 300 meters off the rod tip.

    That said, I suspect the proof is in the pudding, or rather casting.
    As soon as I can get the hands to work and the weather permits,
    I plan to take it out and test it.

    For what I paid, I doubt that I can go very far wrong.
     
  4. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    Aaron I will accept that as the official story!
    I apologize for being so suspect.
    I just could not imagine that Rio would have enough of these NOS line for Cabelas to have a national sale on them.
    jesse
     
  5. later_Peter

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    if that's true... why aren't all flies black?
     
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  6. Steve Unwin

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    You've got me there!
     
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  7. silvercreek

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    I guess I won't be posting line sales anymore......... Who knew it would upset so many people??
     
  8. astrofisher

    astrofisher Clear Skies

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    Post away... What follows can be informative and entertaining.
     
  9. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    It's not your fault, please continue to post sales on here. The problem lies in those stubborn enough to disregard the obvious and believe what isn't true.

    Those that realize what is actually being sold at a discount instead of hoping and then witch hunting will be rewarded with great gear at a great price.

    Bottom line is that those who bought this line for that price got a nice deal on a fly line that will catch a lot of fish for them.

    Lets stop the witch hunt please
     
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    well, entertaining at least...
     
  11. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Just bought this exact deal for my Dad. I thought to myself; Rio line CHECK, Rio Gold line CHECK, 50% off so WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THE REST.
     
  12. later_Peter

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    anybody have a code to get free shipping? (shipping + $35 is out)
     
  13. astrofisher

    astrofisher Clear Skies

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    I have a Cabela's fairly close, so I usually do in store pick-up and save the shipping costs.
     
  14. Olive bugger

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    Today is the day. Christmas eve, I spool on that new line. Maybe I can test it out later in the week. Tomorrow is family day.