Designed in Scotland - manufactured in the USA - cast with confidence all over the world


Barrio Fly Lines

Barrio Fly Lines are researched and developed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at the heart of the rivers Don, Dee, Spey and Deveron. The Barrio Fly Line range is ideal for fishing our lochs and rivers and has gained an excellent reputation for innovation, quality and value for money.

A keen trout fisher, Mike Barrio was brought up in the South Island of New Zealand, then spent a number of years in Leon in Northern Spain, and has lived in Aberdeenshire since the mid 80s. He enjoys nothing better than a few hours on the river and also managed Haddo Trout Fishery for about ten years. Mike designs all our fly line tapers, the dimensions of which are then relayed to our chosen fly line manufacturer for production.

Mike Barrio working on early fly line designs at the Haddo Trout Fishery hut
Barrio GT90 ll Fly Lines

The launch of a Barrio fly line follows many months of research and development and a tremendous amount of enthusiastic input and feedback from local anglers with a good range of experience and casting ability.

We also have some great personal friends in our 'Barrio Pro Team' - friends who have always been keen to help with the development of new products and with the review of each prototype throughout the process.

Barrio Smallstream ll fly lines
Fly line research and development at one of the UK production factories - now sadly closed

Suitable for all fly fishing styles and techniques, our well balanced fly line profiles can help to make longer casts relatively easy to achieve, but more importantly, on the water, they entice you to enjoy accurate and delicate presentation casts.

Designed in Scotland, manufactured in the USA, smooth, supple, effortless casting and simply a pleasure to fish!

At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

One of the bonnie trout netted by Sandy Nelson at a Barrio Pro Team Gathering

The Wild Trout Trust

Barrio Fly Lines supports the Wild Trout Trust