RIO Spey Versileader
Available in 6′ or 10′ and 4 sink rates
RIO’s Spey VersiLeaders have a strong nylon core of 25 lbs and come in a range of different sink rates. They are a great addition to Spey lines and Scandinavian style heads and provide the angler with a wide range of quick-change depth options. A neat, bullet-proof welded loop at the butt end allows for fast rigging. The leaders are available with the following sink rates:
- 1.5 ips (clear loop)
- 3 ips (green loop)
- 5 ips (blue loop)
- 7 ips (black loop)
Shop Staff Notes: The RIO Spey Versileaders are so nice to use. Who needs to buy a spare spool, backing and another fly line now that these simple leaders are available. You can turn any floating fly line -wether fished on a single-hand fly rod or a two-handed spey or switch rod. You can fish a small streamer or soft hackle just under the surface with a 6′, 1.5 ips (inches per second) leader, than quickly and easily switch to dredging deeper with the 10′, 7.0 ips. They cast well and are color coded to let you know what sink rate you have. We sell LOTS of these every year because they are so practical and effective. They say “Spey” on the package but don’t think you can’t use it for your 9′ 5-weight. The Spey just means that core inside the tungsten polymer leader is 25# and will last you for years. We make a large perfection loop on the exposed mono leader on the end and then just add 1′-2′ of Tippet using another perfection loop. Super simple, super quick. Get at least two of these and use them to catch more fish!
Here’s a short and informative video on Vimeo explaining and demonstrating the RIO Versileader.