Airflo Rage: Not So Clever Or Am I Missing Something?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Loren E, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. danimal Inglorious Twohander

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    Nextcast Fall Fav in a 45ft head is where its at;)
  2. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Well, unfortunately the stuff I like isn't produced by Rio any more. I really like the Windcutter (floater, not the looped). For better turn over I would buy it one line size larger and cut it back a few feet. Worked pretty darn good. I like the Delta (short not long) just out of the box, though it floats like a soggy log.

    For the Scandi stuff I like Vision's Scandi. It's pretty delicate though, so it doesn't turn over the heaviest of stuff. If you want a scandi to turn stuff over the Airflo Compact is a great choice. In addition I really like the AFS. But the only times I've cast them, the rod was 'overlined' for a Skandi (say one or even two line sizes heavier). I wouldn't worry about doing this, as the Skandi is usually pretty lightly lined versus what the rod can support.

    Other than that, I've only got anecdotal info. Lots of people like the Ballistic lines from SRO. I plan on getting a few of them, so if I get a hold of a few, you'll be more than welcome to try it.....
  3. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Also forgot...

    http://www.rajeffsports.com/tacticalsteel.php

    Longer skandi head.
  4. Wadecalvin Member

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    Redmond Oregon
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    Thanks Guys- those lines all sound like what I'm looking for...

    Delta
    WA 45
    Vector
    AFS
    Vision

    I have 3 CND GPS lines and they are fabulous- my temptation is to remove part of the rear taper and make them into shooting heads- but I hate to chop such a fine line - and I need a long midbelly- I'll probobly end up with Delta or one of the above mentioned for a shortbelly and Vision Ace or AFS for Scandi - These lines are mostly for dry line presentations only and to practice casting when the wind is not blowing- When it comes to the steelhead fishing the wind is usually blowing and I cast Skagit and tips year round. If anyone wants to trade for a Rage I might be open to any of the above.
  5. James Waggoner Active Member

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    It's hard for me not to cut a fly line, I just can't help myself! Lines are built to meet the demands of a lot of different rod types and casters, it only makes sense to tune them to your personal liking and needs.

    Just cut it...it is so liberating!

    James.
  6. Panhandle Active Member

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    Please don't cut that GPS. I will take it off your hands.
  7. Wadecalvin Member

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    I did chop the 10/11 from the rear enough to lighten it for my 15' 8/9 but my 8/9 and 6/7 havent even had much if any snipped off the front. How do they compare to the Delta long?
  8. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    GPS is a superior line all around. It floats, it throws tight loops, and it floats.....
  9. Panhandle Active Member

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    Calvin, do you want to sell the 8/9?
  10. Wadecalvin Member

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    Not just yet- its perfect for my 15' DC...your welcome to try it though.