RIO AFS Shooting Heads

Real Time Availability: Discontinued

This product has been discontinued.

The replacement for this line is the Rio Scandi Shooting Head (floating) and the Rio Scandi 3D Lines (sinking) as linked below.

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The Advanced Flight Spey (AFS) lines are Scandinavian style Shooting Heads. These heads have a long front taper that ensures the softest of presentation and a design that loads rod up easily, resulting in extremely effortless casts of prodigious distances. They are a joy to cast and incredibly easy to get the feel of. For the very best in presentation and control, attach one of RIO’s Spey VersiLeaders to the front end. These leaders are offered in 6 ft, 10 ft and 15 ft lengths and have been designed specifically to compliment the AFS heads. Attach one of RIO's highly acclaimed shooting lines to the back end.

The AFS head is available in various different formats:

A floating version - This version has been replaced by the RIO Scandi Shooting Head

A type 2/3 medium sinking head with a body section that sinks at approx. 2" per second and a density compensated 15ft tip that sinks at 3" per second.

A type 3/4 fast sinking head with a body section that sinks at approx. 3" per second and a density compensated 15ft tip that sinks at 4" per second.

Dual density heads (S2/3 & S3/4) are very popular "fishing" heads in Scandinavia and the UK. The slower sinking body section (than the front tip) allows the fly to swing further around in the current and closer to the near bank.
With regular sinking heads of a single density, the body section tends to sink and catch on the bottom of the river before the fly can swing fully around to the dangle. This prevents the fly from getting close in to the bank and the fish that lie there

Each head has RIO’s bullet-proof welded loops in both ends for easy rigging and to attach one of RIO’s VersiLeaders to.
Size Charts
Rio AFS Shooting Heads
Code Type Size Length Head Weight Colour
AFF4/5 Floating 5 31.0ft 300 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFF5/6 Floating 6 33.0ft 340 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFF6/7 Floating 7 36.0ft 400 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFF7/8 Floating 8 37.5ft 460 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFF8/9 Floating 9 38.5ft 520 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFF9/10 Floating 10 39.5ft 580 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFF10/11 Floating 11 40.5ft 640 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFO7/8 Floating 8 37.5ft 460 grainsOrange
AFO8/9 Floating 9 38.5ft 520 grainsOrange
AFO9/10 Floating 10 39.5ft 580 grainsOrange
AFI7/8 Floating/Int.Tip 8 37.5ft 460 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFI8/9 Floating/Int.Tip 9 38.5ft 520 grains Green/Yellow
AFI9/10 Floating/Int.Tip 10 39.5ft 580 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFI10/11 Floating/Int.Tip 11 40.5ft 640 grainsGreen/Yellow
AFS7/8 Very Slow Int. 8 37.5ft 460 grainsGlacial
AFS8/9 Very Slow Int. 9 38.5ft 520 grainsGlacial
AFS9/10 Very Slow Int. 10 39.5ft 580 grainsGlacial
AFS10/11 Very Slow Int. 11 40.5ft 640 grainsGlacial
AF28/9 Sink 2 9 38.5ft 520 grainsClear
AF29/10 Sink 2 10 39.5ft 580 grainsClear
AF210/11 Sink 2 11 40.5ft 640 grains Clear
AF37/8 Sink 2/3 8 37.5ft 460 grainsDk Green/Brown
AF38/9 Sink 2/3 9 38.5ft 520 grainsDk Green/Brown
AF39/10 Sink 2/3 10 39.5ft 580 grainsDk Green/Brown
AF310/11 Sink 2/3 11 40.5ft 640 grainsDk Green/Brown
AFX8/9 Sink 4 9 38.5ft 520 grainsBrown/Blue
AFX9/10 Sink 4 10 39.5ft 580 grainsBrown/Blue
AFX10/11 Sink 4 11 40.5ft 640 grainsBrown/Blue

Additional Information

Brand RIO
Stock Location U
Colour No

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Great service
Products arrived very quickly and all in stock. The AFS shooting head is a top product and it's a shame it is being discontinued Review by Neil (Created 19/01/2014)
Good quality product
Excellent customer service and great quality no postage or delivery to pay will use again. Review by Jim (Created 11/01/2014)
Excellent service
Very good item at a sensible price. Review by John (Created 08/01/2014)
Great and fast service
Product ordered and delivered the next day. Great service as usual. The AFS line is brilliant shame Rio are stopping them Review by Neil (Created 07/01/2014)
Rio 10/11 AFS shooting head
Great purchase from Active Angling and free p&p to boot.
Review by Alan (Created 08/12/2013)
Best shooting head tried
This is one of the best shooting head tried. Like the colour scheme helping to track and shoot the line. Review by Haktan (Created 14/03/2011)

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