Airflo Lines

Our inventory of lines for two handed rods has something for everyone.

Airflo Compact Scandi, Compact Skagit and Ridge Line 20lb and 30lb.

Scandinavian style choices, AFS lines from RIO.

Skagit, Short head, and Classic lines from Scientific Anglers.

Airflo

Skagit heads were originally developed by steelhead fishermen of the Pacific Northwest to solve a problem that plagued "standard spey" lines. Standard spey lines generally had tip diameters designed to fish flies of modest size near the surface of the river. Fishermen on the Skagit River in Washington State wanted to fish heavier flies and get them down to the level of the fish.

 

With the help of Tom Larimer, Airflo developed a series of Compact Skagit heads designed to throw big flies and sink tips in tight confined spaces. As a guide, Tom was able to work on the Skagit Compact heads in the field by having his guests fish them and making changes where necessary.

 

It is important to note that the shorter a head is the more critical its weight becomes. By offering twelve models, ranging from a 23 foot 360 grain head to a 27 foot 720 grain head Airflo has ensured there is a Skagit Compact head that perfectly balances with any rod and casting style. With the incredible stresses put on each end of a Skagit head it is critical to have a loop that will hold up. All Airflo two hand lines come with the toughest, heavy duty, color coded loop system in the industry. Just loop your favorite running line and sink tip to the Skagit Compact and your are good to go.

Scandi Compact

Designed to perform with modern shorter rods or where back cast room limits the available space for your "D" Loop -- Scandi Compacts come in 10 sizes from the scant 279 grain 29' #4/5 to its larger brother, the 540 grain 34' #8/9 enabling you to create a perfectly balanced outfit.

These heads have made casting so easy it isn't fair to those who had to learn with a conventional long belly line. Whether it's steep banks or the tough winds ripping up the canyon, Scandi Compacts help anglers of any skill level cast like a pro in no time.

Scandi heads require a longer leader to help them anchor; we recommend either a 14' Polyleader or 15' Mono leader for optimum performance.

Core: Power Core | Taper: WF | MSRP: $54.99 | Grains: 300 through 540 | Color: Sky Blue

Skagit Compact

Skagitic Compact

Skagit heads were originally developed by steelhead fishermen of the Pacific Northwest to solve a problem that plagued "standard spey" lines. Standard spey lines generally had tip diameters designed to fish flies of modest size near the surface of the river. Fishermen on the Skagit River in Washington State wanted to fish heavier flies and get them down to the level of the fish.

With the help of Tom Larimer, Airflo developed a series of Compact Skagit heads designed to throw big flies and sink tips in tight confined spaces. As a guide, Tom was able to work on the Skagit Compact heads in the field by having his guests fish them and making changes where necessary.

It is important to note that the shorter a head is the more critical its weight becomes. By offering twelve models, ranging from a 23 foot 360 grain head to a 27 foot 720 grain head Airflo has ensured there is a Skagit Compact head that perfectly balances with any rod and casting style. With the incredible stresses put on each end of a Skagit head it is critical to have a loop that will hold up. All Airflo two hand lines come with the toughest, heavy duty, color coded loop system in the industry. Just loop your favorite running line and sink tip to the Skagit Compact and your are good to go.

Core: Power Core | Taper: WF | MSRP: $54.99 | Grains: 360 through 660 | Color: Mint Green

Skagit Intermediate Compact

Skagit Interm

Great Lakes anglers identified the need for a line that would cast and fish like our Skagit compact, but would avoid all the surface hydraulics caused by corrugated bottom structures. While in development and testing the Skagit Intermediate Compact opened our eyes to a whole new level of fly presentation. No longer do you have to put up with tumultuous surface currents pulling at the floating portion of your Skagit system. The Skagit Intermediate gets you below the surface and into more even, mid-strata flows, allowing for a smoother more direct fly presentation. Two tone in color, the front taper and belly section are Heron Grey, and the floating back taper is Scandi Blue. Featuring Power Core for direct contact and solid hook sets, our industry leading Flexi-loops at both ends, and easy to read head size label. Skagit casting anglers will benefit from this line no matter where you fish.

Core: Power Core | Taper: WF | MSRP: $54.99 | Grains: 450 through 660 | Color: Heron Grey/Scandi Blue

Ridge Tactical Running Line

The Ridge Tactical Running Line is a "flyline" running line that is packed with features. There's an oversized loop at the front so you can drop your coiled heads through it. Ridges run the length of the line making the line ultra-slick in the guides and easy to grip in the hand. The low-stretch, zero-memory Power Core makes bite detection and hook-setting easy. This is Airflo's top selling running line for a good reason; it works exceptionally well under a wide range of conditions. Available with 20 and 30 pound cores, in floating and intermediate sink.

Core: Power Core | Taper: Level | MSRP: $39.99