Fishpond and RIO Products Collaborate on Tippet-Loaded Headgate
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (March 27 2017) - RIO Products, manufacturer of fly line, leader, and tippet, partners with Fishpond, maker of fly fishing and outdoor adventure gear, to create the Headgate Tippet Holder loaded with five RIO Powerflex tippet spools.
The updated Headgate, designed and manufactured by Fishpond, will come in RIO-inspired colors and with 2X-6X Powerflex tippet spools. The Headgate is made from anodized aerospace aluminum with a built-in, replaceable line cutter. The secure spring opens easily to slide spools on and rubber washers hold the spools in place.
RIO’s Powerflex Tippet is made from a very strong co-polymer and coated with PTFE to help knots slide up tight. Powerflex is a light gray color for camouflage, and each spool contains 30 yards of material. It is the perfect material for trout fishing.
“It’s been really fun for us to partner with RIO,” says Fishpond co-owner, Ben Kurtz. “This is a collaboration that just makes sense, and we are really happy to work with RIO because its tippet is second to none.”
The RIO-Fishpond Headgates will be available online and in most fishing retailers from beginning of April, and with an MSRP of $39.95.
About RIO Products
RIO is a pioneer in developing fly lines, leaders and tippet material to enhance fly fishing experiences across the globe. Offering premium fly lines for both freshwater and saltwater fishing applications, RIO consistently utilizes field experience and scientific testing to create the best products on the market for anglers. Founded 20 years ago in the mountains of Idaho, RIO continues to develop innovative products, design revolutionary tapers and refine performance-driven fly line technologies. For more information about RIO Products, please visit www.rioproducts.com. Connect with us through Facebook, Instagram, and Vimeo.
Fishpond is a worldwide brand of products designed and manufactured for fishing and outdoor enthusiasts. Fishpond was created with the philosophy that innovation, design and a responsibility towards the environment from which we draw our inspiration is critical to our success. For more information, visit www.fishpondusa.com. Connect with us via Facebook and Instagram.