Airflo Ridge Line: Field test report

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  1. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    I just bought my Ridge running line at Peninsula Outfitters just before the Hoh Down, and there were several left on the shelf(20lbs and a 30). I guess they're really popular. The 40+ head I loop to loop onto the ridge running line now as the original integrated running line stated to shred at the head/running line junction.
     
  2. Brian Thomas

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    This will be my 3rd year with my Ridge lines . I have them in 4,5 , and 6 weight , and I`ve no complaints about any of them . They also have a superb intermediate line that I like alot . It sinks sloooowly , unlike many of my other intermediates , which sink like Type 2 lines .

    Have three running lines , one is a Polyfuse , and the other two are NMR`s . The 20lb. NMR is too thin , but I like the 35lb .

    Also have a couple of Delta Spey , and a NW Skagit heads .

    Good products .
     
  3. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    I use Monic Phantom Tips for presentation and Air Flo Ridge lines for about every other application here. Tough as hell, shoot like crazy and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. The GT lines are sweet also. Duff
     
  4. Troutbuster

    Troutbuster Got 2 Fish

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    I have Airflo Tactical Trout on my 5 weight. I love the way it casts. But it will not float and it is a pain to mend. Is there something I can treat it with? I am thinking about returning it to Cabelas.
     
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    quit shopping at cabelas.
     
  6. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Suprisingly enough, the Wal Mart of fly fishing gear is very good about warrenties and exchanges....I dont buy from there often but Ive had great service from them.
     
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    I don't believe you.
     
  8. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    I bought a reel from them in gift cards, the drag went out a year or so later, told them....they took it back and gave me a new one. Same thing happend, I told them once again and they replaced it...again, no hassle. Decided to upgrade, some thing went wrong with it 6 months later, replaced it again, didnt have to pay shipping...nada. Upgraded again and used it for another 8 months or so, due to mass abuse....drag screwed up again. This time I took it in and said whats the deal, they took it, guy reached behind the counter and handed me a new one in the box. Im still on this one....However half the time i didnt have reciepts, boxes or anything. Im not a fan of their store except for hunting gear really, and their extra large thingamabobbers. :D
     
  9. nutsack angler

    nutsack angler newb

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    A buddy of mine who uses those ridge running lines got wrapped up, and while pulling over his shoulder the weld on his rio skagit broke before the ridge. Tough stuff. I used one for a few days and it started peeling off the core so...
     
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    so....you grabbed a nutsack :beer1:
     
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    nutsack angler newb

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    grabbed your mom's nutsack
     
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    Oh no you didn't ...you wouldn't be alive...she has the fastest action stick on the market...some type of maple...about 24" x 1.5" ...leaves a gawd awful sting and ugly red blueish mark right below the ass cheeks ...and god forbide it you try to put your hands down there to block :eek: Oh I forgot some are growing up not knowing what a good swat is...
     
  13. Ed Call

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    Ha ha. Went to my local shop yesterday in a rush at lunch but did not find any ridge running line. I was in a hurry and must have missed it. Stopped by again today on the way home to check again or order one. Presto, I'll be spooling it up later tonight.

    Who's grabbing who's nutsack, cut that shit out!
     
  14. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Itchy.
    Thanks for the report.

    Bill.

    :thumb:
     
  15. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    The ridge runner is sweet because it doesn't tangle like the rio running lines I have, so I starting using it plus the miracle braid for compact skagit/scandi casting. I think the ridge nymph is the best roll casting line I've ever used.