RIO Products is located in Idaho Falls, in SE Idaho. The company was founded in 1990 by Jim Vincent and was sold to Far Bank Enterprises in 2005 (Far Bank also owns the fly fishing brands of Sage and Redington).
RIO has approximately 75 full time employees. A large percentage of employees are passionate fly fishers, traveling the world in pursuit of their hobby, and their experiences and product testing opportunities are a major factor in RIO's success. All fly lines are made with great pride in the US at the manufacturing facility in Idaho Falls.
RIO FLUOROFLEX STRONG TIPPET-RIO’s newest tippet material is an ultra-strong, 100% fluorocarbon with exceptionally high tensile strength. The material is very easy to tie knots in, with high knot strength and a smooth finish that ensures knots seat easily
The Elite RIO Grand is a full line size heavier than the industry standard, and features more weight distributed towards the front of the line to easily load faster action fly rods, and is an excellent line choice for novice casters who need a little more