Airflo's serious bid into the two-handed fly-fishing market began seven years ago with the advent of the Delta Spey lines developed by Tim Rajeff and Dec Hogan. Since that time, the two-hand market has changed quickly, and Airflo has continued to provide innovative solutions to new trends in the market. Whether you're interested in Skagit, Scandinavian, or traditional style casting, Airflo has the line for you. Our Compact Skagit and Scandi lines have revolutionized the ease of spey casting and our popular Ridge Running lines continue to grace the back end of heads on rivers across the country.
When Tim Rajeff and Dec Hogan joined forces to create the taper for the Delta Spey, we knew they were on to something special. That was seven years ago and while changes have been made - improved PolyFuse XT coatings, reduced diameter running lines, not to mention the unrivalled casting control that comes with Power Core - this same taper has stood the test of time and is destined to go into Spey casting history as a classic.
Delta Spey Multi-Tips
The Multi-Tip version of Airflo's Delta Spey line features the widely popular taper developed by Tim Rajeff and Dec Hogan. The four 15' tips are each looped at both ends providing maximum interchangeability. This line provides powerful turnover and unrivaled casting control.
Delta Spey Long
Designed to handle longer casts with longer strokes, the Delta Spey Long features all the improvements made to the Delta Spey. Our go to line when fishing at long range, eliminating the need to handle long lengths of line between casts -- it's not for those new to spey casting, but if you can handle a longer head, this line will respond incredibly well.
Delta Spey Long Multi-Tips
This is the big brother to the Delta Spey Multi-Tip. The Delta Spey Long features the same 15' tips but has a longer belly section on the mainline. This gives you the ability to handle longer strokes and cast farther, easier. It's hardcore like CB4.
NW 2-Hand Skagit Heads
The "big brother" to the Skagit Compact line, the NW 2-Hand Skagit head is longer than the Compact Skagit and still a favorite for anglers looking to throw big flies in big water. Packaged with a leader wallet and 20' of prelooped T10.
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.
Designed specifically for the popular Scandinavian style of casting, Airflo's original Scandinavian head has a longer front taper to extend turnover and help achieve more distance.
Scandi heads require a longer leader to help them anchor, we recommend either a 14' Polyleader or 15' Mono leader for optimum performance.
Guiding for steelhead on the Deschutes River for nearly 30 years, John and Amy Hazel are no strangers to fishing in tough conditions, so after extensive time on the water in their expert hands and impressive feedback from around the globe, Scandi Compact heads are here.
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.
Take the tight loop and casting ease of a Scandi Compact head and couple it to the versatility of a multi-tip line and you have the basis for the Airflo Tactical Steeelhead shooting head. To help cut through the wind and to make casting modest sink tips and larger flies easier, the Tactical Steelhead has a larger tip diameter than the Scandi Compact. With a smooth front taper and removable floating tip the newest two-hand line from Airflo will convert from a floating line to sink tip better than any existing line.
The mint green colored heads come in a #5 weighing 400 grains all the way to a #9 weighing 670 grains. Unique to the Tactical Steelhead is the 8 foot removable ridged floating tip. The ridged tip helps anchor the cast. Airflo's indestructible heavy duty loops connect the tip to the head and the head to the running line. All sizes are made on a low stretch 30lb core. Remove the floating tip and connect your favorite sink tip and get down.
The Speydicator was designed to throw an unreasonable amount of weight at the end of an unreasonable length of tippet with an unreasonably large indicator. With the help of steelhead junkies (who would rather remain unnamed) the Airflo Speydicator floating line has evolved into a tool any serious steelhead nymph angler cannot live without.
The lines come in four sizes starting at a WF6. They all have a short 21 to 23 foot head with a long 12 to 15 foot rear taper. Behind the rear taper is a 25 to 30 foot heavy level mending zone. The combination of the rear taper and mending zone allows the fisherman to reposition the head after casting and still have enough mass to stack mend line for 60 feet or more. After the mending zone the line is made with Airflo's unique low stretch ridged running line, helping you to stick fish even at the end of the longest drifts.
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.
Miracle Braid Running Line
Airflo's Miracle Braid is popular among extreme cold-weather fishermen. This line is easy to grip, doesn't coil in the cold and slides like an oyster shooter. Comes in 30lb 50 yard spools. They're on Fiyar! Fiyar!
No Stretch Miracle Braid Running Line
Airflo's No-Stretch Miracle Braid has all the benefits of the standard Miracle Braid, but it doesn't stretch at all. This line is incredibly useful setting the hook on dead-drifted or swung flies. Available in 35lb 40 yard spools.
Custom Cut Tips
Airflo's Custom Cut Tips are level, 20' sections of sinking line designed to be the sink tip for everyone. Each tip has a factory welded loop at each end, so you can cut the tip into two lengths. Available in T10, and T16 densities, these things sink like bricks and are the perfect companion to Skagit lines or custom solutions for Multi-Tips.
Custom Cut Tips - Singles
New for 2010, the Custom Cut Tip Singles are 8' and 18' tips in T7, T10 and T15. They are looped on one end with a color coded sleeve.
Cold Water Running Line
Extreme cold weather requires a running line that will behave well enough to maintain ones sanity - lets face it, most of us who fish on days when the line ices up in the guides are pretty crazy anyway. The incredibly sensitive Power Core will help feel takes even when your joints stiffen from the ice forming on your gloves. Our new improved cold weather polyurethane coating remains supple enough to reduce tangles, improve shootability and keep you in the game on the coldest of days.