Working as a fly line designer for Airflo Fly Lines the past few years has been a great privilege. With the help of Tim Rajeff and the design staff at Rajeff Sports, I’ve built a solid family of “Short Head” Spey lines including the Skagit Compact for sink-tip fishing, the Rage Compact for dry line work, the Skagit Switch -Which is by far the best sink-tip line for switch rods and shorter Spey rods and the new Skagit INT for next-level sink-tip fishing. I’ve had so many folks ask me about these lines, I thought I would put together my thoughts on designing them.
Airflo Skagit Compact
The Airflo Skagit Compact was designed to make sink-tip fishing in tight casting conditions easier. It has become the number on selling Skagit on the market. Read the whole article.
Airflo Rage Compact
The Airflo “Rage” is a hybrid floating line designed for fishing rivers with tight casting conditions and lots of wind. It bucks like a Skagit but still has some finesse like a Scandi. Read the whole article.
Airflo Skagit Switch
We originally designed the Airflo Skagit Switch for throwing sink-tips on short, fast action switch rods. However, the line has become a favorite sink-tip head for longer Spey rods as well. Read the whole article.
Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact
The Airflo Skagit Intermediate is a new concept in Skagit casting. We took the ease of casting a Skagit and combined it with the effectiveness of an intermediate Scandi. Although we designed it originally for steelhead anglers in the Great Lakes, it’s perfect for West Coast winter steelheading, king fishing in Alaska or BC and Atlantic salmon fishing worldwide. Read the whole article