Airflo Fly Lines have gained huge popularity in the Spey world over the past few years. However, our trout lines have never gained much traction, in part because they honestly didn’t perform well. That is all about to change. Airflo is in the process of releasing a new family of lines called Super DRI. After casting them I can say they are the finest single-hand fly lines I’ve ever fished with.
I started fishing Airflo Fly Lines when I moved to Oregon, almost thirteen years ago. The first thing I noticed was the incredible feel of the lines. The polyurethane coating was very supple yet the lines had amazing loop stability during the cast. Plus, they were way more durable than other lines out there. In the end, I just loved the way Airflo lines cast.
The Airflo Skagit Intermediate is a new concept in Spey casting that will change the game of swinging flies for anadromous fish. By building a Skagit head with a short floating rear section coupled with an intermediate body, we took the ease of casting a Skagit head and combined it with the effectiveness of an intermediate Scandi.
The idea of Switch Rods was brilliant… Build a rod that can do everything from Spey casting to overhead casting. –They’re the perfect tools for small and medium sized steelhead rivers. Problem is, the industry gave us these new toys but forgot to build fly lines that were actually fun to cast on them.
I've always loved Scandi heads for floating line presentations. From the moment I first cast them over ten years ago, I grooved on the line speed and tight loops I could throw. However, Scandi heads have their faults.
The Airflo Skagit Compact was the first Spey line I helped design for Airflo. While the line has been in fly shops for a number of years, it still remains the best selling Skagit head on the market. For good reason… It makes people better sink-tip anglers.