Re: RIO or Scientific Anglers
I am a Sage fan, so therefore, by default, a Rio fan. But, I let my rod tell me what line to buy. I have a great relationship with my local shop and they will rig me up with several lines to test cast before buying one.
As for Rio's customer service - I bought a Rio Selective Trout 4wt for my ZXL a couple years ago and my leader cut the welded loop on the line. I sent Rio a small email and complained about what happened and before the end of the week they sent me a new line.
“Fishing for me, as funny as it sounds, is sorta my brand of praying almost. I’m never closer to my spirituality than when I’m in the act of fishing.” - JT Van Zandt