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Rio How To: Rig a Fly Rod

S3 E3 How To Rig A Fly Rod Video from RIO Products on Vimeo.

In this episode of RIO’s acclaimed “How To” series RIO sales manager Zack Dalton explains all there is to know about setting up a fly rod. Zack’s tips show how to match the rod, reel, and line to ensure you have a balanced outfit, and then he shows how to correctly attach the backing, fly line and leader to the reel. In addition, Zack has some great tips on how to put a fly rod together to make sure it doesn’t fly apart when casting and also demonstrates a really neat trick for threading up a fly rod at the beginning of the day.

If you are new to fly fishing, and setting up your own outfit, this film will be an invaluable resource and will ensure that your end result is perfectly rigged.

RIO’s “How To” videos are a series of short films that explain all you need to know to learn a particular way to fish or cast. Where applicable, each film talks through the gear that you need shows how to rig the gear, how to read the water, and how to fish that particular technique. These educational films are packed with information and top tips designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of all fly fishers. Each one is bought to you by an RIO employee or an RIO brand ambassador.