RIO's shooting heads are based on the popular OutBound Short lines, and are designed to cast very long distances. The front loaded weight distribution quickly loads a rod, while the unique step down taper at the back allows for very long flight times and easy distance. The heads are built two sizes above the AFTM standard to correctly load modern rods - anglers do not need to step up a line size when choosing a line for their rod, as this is done in the design. Each head has an EasyID loop at the back end for quick recognition. RIO recommends attaching the following head sizes to these shooting lines sizes:

  • ST7 to ST8 — 0.024"/0.026" shooting line, or 25lb SlickShooter/GripShooter
  • ST8 to ST10 — 0.030"/0.032" shooting line or 35lb SlickShooter/GripShooter

Powerful, easy casting shooting heads that make long distance casts simple.

OutBound Short Shooting Head - All Models

Line SizeDensityLine ColorSink RateTotal Head WeightHead LengthTotal LengthSKU
10wtHoverMossHover425gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-19215
10wtFloatMossFloat425gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20932
10wtIntermediateClear1.5 - 2ips425gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20937
10wtMedium SinkBrown3 - 4ips425gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20942
10wtFast SinkBlack6 - 7ips425gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20947
7wtHoverMossHover265gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-19212
7wtFloatMossFloat265gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20926
7wtIntermediateClear1.5 - 2ips265gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20927
7wtMedium SinkBrown3 - 4ips265gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20928
7wtFast SinkBlack6 - 7ips265gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20929
8wtHoverMossHover315gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-19213
8wtFloatMossFloat315gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20930
8wtIntermediateClear1.5 - 2ips315gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20935
8wtMedium SinkBrown3 - 4ips315gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20940
8wtFast SinkBlack6 - 7ips315gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20945
9wtHoverMossHover375gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-19214
9wtFloatMossFloat375gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20931
9wtIntermediateClear1.5 - 2ips375gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20936
9wtMedium SinkBrown3 - 4ips375gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20941
9wtFast SinkBlack6 - 7ips375gr30ft (9.1m)30ft (9.1m)6-20946
20 models available