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Skagit Switch Floating Heads About Airflo Spey Lines
Scandi Compact Shooting Heads When to add a PolyLeader
 Tactical Steelhead Line The difference between Scandi & Skagit
Marcy Stone on the Deschutes River...the line Airflo Scandi Compact...

Only Airflo lines are made from UV resistant super tough polyurethane. There are no liquids used in the manufacture of Airflo lines and therefore last longer than PVC lines. With its dry lubricant in the outer coating Airflo lines stay cleaner than other lines and don’t require as much care as PVC lines. By cleaning your line, you help the front of the line float, and keep friction in the guides from degrading line smoothness.  Airflo lines are hardly affected by DEET and other chemicals that would normally ruin a fly line. You don’t have to worry about getting insect repellant on Airflo fly lines. Note that two hand lines experience more stress than other lines and focus stress immediately adjacent to the reinforced loop at each end of the head. After extended use a braided loop can be put onto the head to replace factory loops that show signs of wear, a common practice in Scandinavia.


Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head
Too often we heard the cry for a line that casts like a Skagit Compact, but fishes as a straight floater.  So, Working with Tom Larimer, Airflo developed the new RAGE COMPACT. This new addition to the Spey family of lines keeps you in the “Floating” game under extremely windy and tight quarter casting situations.  Its aggressive front taper gives ultimate power for driving casts into the worst winds, and the rear taper helps the rod load quickly, giving you incredible control and launch in tight casting conditions. The Rage’s characteristics also allow you to maintain your same compact casting stroke.  The Rage is fast becoming the line of choice for fishing surface and near surface presentations. The Mint Green color stands out, so you “See” your head at any distance, allowing a measure of control during the swing/drift. Nine sizes from 360 to 600 grains, and lengths of 28’ to 32’ makes matching the proper

size to almost any two-handed rod.  Heavy duty loops at both ends, the front loop has the line size printed on it making for easy changing and head recognition.  As with other Airflo Skagit heads, the Rage is built on a low stretch/low memory 30lb. braided power core. Ready to fish straight from the box, loop it on to your running line, add a leader, that killer pattern, and away you go.
The Video below shows the Rage Line in action:
Item Description Size Price To Top
SKF360PM Airflo Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head 4/5, 360-grains $54.95

SKF390PM  Airflo Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head 5/6, 390-grains $54.95

SKF420PM  Airflo Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head 5/6, 420-grains $54.95

SKF450PM Airflo Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head 6/7, 450-grains $54.95

SKF480PM Airflo Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head 7/8, 480-grains $54.95

SKF510PM Airflo Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head 7/8, 510-grain $54.95

SKF540PM Airflo Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head 8/9, 540-grain $54.95

SKF570PM Airflo Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head 8/9, 570-grain $54.95

SKF600PM Airflo Rage Compact Spey Shooting Head 8/9, 600-grain $54.95


Tactical Steelhead Spey Shooting Head
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 Steelhead 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. Color: Pale Mint Green
Item Description Size Price To Top
511227 Airflo Tactical Steelhead Spey Shooting Head Line #5
390 grains
37 ft.
$69.95 Out of Stock
511203 Airflo Tactical Steelhead Spey Shooting  Head  Line #6
460 grains
38 ft.
$69.95 Out of Stock
511210 Airflo Tactical Steelhead Spey Shooting Head Line #7
520 grains
39 ft.
$69.95 Out of Stock
511180 Airflo Tactical Steelhead Spey Shooting Head  Line #8
590 grains
40 ft.
$69.95 Out of Stock
351197 Airflo Tactical Steelhead Spey Shooting Head  Line #9
660 grains
41 ft.
$69.95 Out of Stock

Skagit Compact Heads          NEW! Complete Skagit Compact Head Kit



Airflo lines are very smooth!

Spey casting is easier to learn with instruction...
Spey casting is more easily learned with instruction.

New in 2008, this new shorter and more compact head instantly made a huge impact in both design influence and sales within the industry. It is still one of the most popular lines of its type in the world. The Skagit Compact heads were designed to make fishing in tough places easier. The heads were developed with the help of serious line nerds and Skagit guides like Dec Hogan, who made their living being able to get the fly down to the fish with limited room to make a "D" loop. These lines increment every 30 grains from 360 to 720, ensuring you will never need to cut and splice a line ever again. The heads range from 22 to 27 feet, come with the toughest loop design in the industry, and are now numbered and color coded so you will never need to confuse one line from another."
Item Description Size Price To Top

SKC360MG

Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Gray 4/5
360-grain
22-feet
$54.95

SKC390MG

Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Brown 5/6
390-grain
22-feet
$54.95

SKC420MG

Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - White 5/6
420-grain
23-feet
$54.95

SKC450MG Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Tan 6/7
450-grain
23-feet
$54.95

SKC480MG Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Yellow 7/8
480-grain
24-feet
$54.95

SKC510MG Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Pink 7/8
510-grain
24-feet
$54.95

SKC540MG Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Orange 8/9
540-grain
25-feet
$54.95

SKC570MG Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Light Green 8/9
570-grain
25-feet
$54.95

SKC600MG Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color -  Dark Green 9/10
600-grain
27-feet
$54.95

SKC630MG Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Light Blue 9/10
630-grain
27-feet
$54.95

SKC660MG Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Dark Blue 9/10
660-grain
27-feet
$54.95

SKC720MG Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Purple 10/11
720-grain
27-feet
$54.95

Airflo Skagit Compact

Skagit Compact Intermediate Heads
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 transparent Heron Gray intermediate, and the floating back taper is Sky Blue. Featuring Power Core for direct contact and solid hook sets, Airflo's 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.
Item Description Size Price To Top
SKAGCOMP450F/I Airflo Skagit Compact Intermediate Head, Loop Color - Tan 6/7
450-grain
23-feet
$54.95

SKAGCOMP480F/I Airflo Skagit Compact Intermediate Head, Loop Color - Yellow 7/8
480-grain
24-feet
$54.95

SKAGCOMP510F/I Airflo Skagit Compact Intermediate Head, Loop Color - Pink 7/8
510-grain
24-feet
$54.95

SKAGCOMP540F/I Airflo Skagit Compact Intermediate Head, Loop Color - Orange 8/9
540-grain
25-feet
$54.95

SKAGCOMP570F/I Airflo Skagit Compact Intermediate Head, Loop Color - Light Green 8/9
570-grain
25-feet
$54.95

SKAGCOMP600F/I Airflo Skagit Compact Intermediate Head, Loop Color -  Dark Green 9/10
600-grain
27-feet
$54.95

SKAGCOMP630F/I Airflo Skagit CompactIntermediate Head, Loop Color - Light Blue 9/10
630-grain
27-feet
$54.95

SKAGCOMP660F/I Airflo Skagit CompactIntermediate Head, Loop Color - Dark Blue 9/10
660-grain
27-feet
$54.95

SKAGCOMP720F/I Airflo Skagit CompactIntermediate Head, Loop Color - Purple 10/11
720-grain
27-feet
$54.95


Skagit Switch Floating Heads

The need had become blatantly obvious--a shorter head to match the now extremely popular Switch rods, and shorter Spey rods. But the "right" line to match these versatile tools had been unavailable, until now. The new Skagit Switch line hits the mark dead on. Shorter in length than the Airflo Skagit Compact, this new addition to the Skagit group of lines vary from 18' to 20' with 7 sizes ranging from 360 to 540 grains. Designed to load fast action switch rods in tight casting situations, move 10' to 12' of sink tip, and reach out to hit the "zone". Looped at both ends for ease of use, the front loop has the line size clearly marked for easy identification. The Mint Green color keeps the line visible and controllable at any distance. Couple this with your favorite Shooting Line and you have the pinnacle of switch casting setups. Line come packaged with Airflo Line Pouch that clips into the Airflo Head Wallet. Mint Green color.
Item Description Size Price To Top

SKCSW360MG

Airflo Skagit Switch Head 4/5
360-grain
18.5-feet
$54.95

SKCSW390MG

Airflo Skagit Switch Head 5/6
390-grain
18.5-feet
$54.95

SKCSW420MG

Airflo Skagit Switch Head 5/6
420-grain
19.5-feet
$54.95

SKCSW450MG Airflo Skagit Switch Head 6/7
450-grain
19.5-feet
$54.95

SKCSW480MG Airflo Skagit Switch Head 7/8
480-grain
20-feet
$54.95

SKCSW510MG Airflo Skagit Switch Head 7/8
510-grain
20-feet
$54.95

SKCSW540MG Airflo Skagit Switch Head 8/9
540-grain
20-feet
$54.95


Scandi Compact Shooting Heads
New for 2009, the Scandinavian Compact lines are designed to perform with modern shorter rods or where back cast room limits the available space for your "D" loop. Scandi Compacts come in ten sizes from the scant 270 grain 29' #4/5 to its largest brother, the 540 grain 34' #8/9. 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 tough winds ripping up the canyon, the Scandi Compact helps anglers of any skill level cast like a pro in no time.
Color: Sky Blue
Item Description Size Price To Top
SC240 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 4/5
240gr
$54.95

SC270 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 4/5
270gr
$54.95

SC300 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 4/5
300gr
$54.95

SC330 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 5/6
330gr
$54.95

SC360 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 5/6
360gr
$54.95

SC390 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 6/7
390gr
$54.95

SC420 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 6/7
420gr
$54.95

SC450 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 7/8
450gr
$54.95

SC480 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 7/8
480gr
$54.95

SC510 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 7/8
510gr
$54.95

SC540 Airflo Scandi Compact Shooting Head 8/9
540gr
$54.95


Comparison of Skagit and Scandinavian Shooting Head
Line Design, Casting and Fishing Philosophies
The Science of Spey Casting/Fishing seems to have diversified along three main schools (or philosophies). Those are regularly called the Traditional, Skagit and Scandinavian methods.  Traditional Spey casting methods have evolved slowly over the past several hundred years. This evolution was fueled by incremental changes in rod/line technology which resulted in improvements in the use of materials that were available. Understanding of casting dynamics often arose from these changes in technology. More responsive tools lead to new casting techniques. Progress was slow because of the relative sameness of woods and animal fibers from which all fly rods and lines were constructed. When superior synthetic materials for rods/line construction became available, casting techniques also began to change.  During this same period, scientific methods also became available for analyzing the dynamics of fly casting. This lead to a quantum leap in how much fly line speed could be developed.  The Scandinavian and Skagit methods, have each evolved over the last twenty years. The two methods have evolved independently on opposite sides of the planet.  The Skagit method could be termed a Pacific Northwest winter steelhead method. Skagit and Scandi methods each have applications appropriate for steelhead fishing. At first the differences between Scandinavian Style and Skagit Styles doesn't seem very apparent.  Both styles employ lightweight, medium-length two-hand rods and shooting head fly lines. Both methods insist that the cast is thrown with emphasis on the under-hand (if you are Scandinavian), or bottom-hand (if you are North American). Yet, within the subtle differences between rod/line designs and casting methods, there is an interesting divergence in actual fishing application.  Scandinavian rods are stiffer and faster action than Skagit rods, which are actually fairly "Traditional Action".  Scandinavian Action rods are very fast and Skagit rods are pretty slow.  The Scandi rods store the most power in the tip of the rod, and Skagit rods concentrate power lower into the butt. The difference in casting strokes between the two methods might be characterized by the fact that the Skagit cast can use a hard, extended anchor on the water and a continuous acceleration to the stop.  The Scandinavian method uses a very light anchor on the water and a slight deceleration and then reacceleration in the formation of the D-loop.  The Scandinavian cast ordinarily uses a longer, narrower D-loop than the Skagit cast.  Part of the reason is, that Scandinavian flies are usually slightly smaller and lighter in weight than many of the flies used in the Pacific Northwest during the winter season.  Also, apparently Atlantic Salmon are more prone to come to the surface than are our winter steelhead.  The Scandinavian method fishes the fly downstream at a steep angle that brings the fly across slowly on a steady predictable course.  The Skagit method often presents the fly more across-stream, or even slightly upstream, then the fly is allowed to drift and sink before coming under full tension.  When both methods are applied in their purest form, you can readily see how the tackle and casting methods evolved along divergent paths. The main differences between the fly lines is that the Skagit line concentrates more weight in a shorter mass, especially in the sinking tip portion, which helps turn over heavy, bulky flies. The Scandi Head uses a long Polyleader to extend it's length. Polyleaders are actually made from fly line material and when added to a shooting head, become part of the total length and mass of the head. When their influence on the line is portrayed on paper, the overall design of the Scandi shooting head doesn't seem radical. Interestingly, the favored methods that have been evolving along the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers are kind of in-between or a cross-between the two methods, and both Scandi and Skagit methods are gaining popularity here.

Airflo Ridge Running/Shooting Line, Pre-looped

The perfect compliment to any shooting head, Ridge technology comes to the fore on our running lines.

Reduced surface friction not only increases distance, but also helps reduce tangles - loose coils of line slide over each other easily to eliminate snarl ups.

A low stretch Power core and an oversized ‘Flexi loop’ complete what we consider to be the ultimate running line for shooting heads.  Color is bright orange.

Item Description Size Price To Top
468415 Airflo Ridge Running Line, Yellow 20-pound
.036
$39.95

468422 Airflo Ridge Running Line, Orange 30-pound
.040
$39.95


About Airflo Spey Lines
Made by an exclusive process from Polyurethane, Airflo Spey Lines are slick and tough. 
They are well known to shoot with less effort than their competition. 

How About Adding An Airflo PolyLeader?
It is well known that PolyLeaders carry the flow of energy longer and smoother than regular nylon leaders.  Adding a PolyLeader to your fly line will enable you to cast further and smoother.

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