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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-06-2015, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Try the Airflo Switch Streamer line?

Considering this new line but, it ain't cheap at 99 bucks! Anyone shell out the coins for it yet? I think it might work on my Winston 4 and 6 wt Spey rods.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-06-2015, 10:21 PM
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Looks a lot like a wulff ambush to me!
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You think the Ambush has that much belly?
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Ambush

Looks like the Ambush is slightly longer in similar grains...
Airflo switch 18.5' @ 360 grn
Ambush 24" @ 350 grn
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Opp, You're right. I've used the 18' 235 ambush on my trout spey and assumed the 290 and 350 were of the same length
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 04:48 PM
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If you already have a running line why not just buy a short skagit head and save a bunch of money?
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Or, like Ambush

offer us the choice. There are plenty of us in both camps. What was one of the most often heard comments about the head-only Deltas? Wish it had a full line option.
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I'm new at Trout spey, not counting the Redside that I caught on a BIIX 7133 when Steelheading last summer. By the way that rascal hit and fought hard but, he was obviously no match for the 7/8 rod.

So just gearing up for Trout Spey at this point but, have experience with both head-only and full lines with the head & integrated running line for other applications. Heads are great for swinging and quick interchangeability. They are the way to go for steelhead. However, for beach casing or trout spey where I expect to do some stripping I prefer a full line. My preference is also shorter heads for my shorter rods. For trout spey my rods are 11 foot Winston BIIIX, a 4110 MS and a 6110 TH for heavier work.

Without having tried it yet my guess is that this Airflo Streamer line should act a lot like a Rage head. That's good IMO.
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Ponder it

maybe just stop wondering and call Steve Godshall, he will have enough knowledge to point you in the right direction or make you something that suits the situation...
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Really don't want to go the custom route when there are so many good off the shelf lines for the off the shelf sticks. Know what you saying though, I have an ACR Spey with a Godshall line and it really casts nice. The ACR will be in the classifieds soon though as I prefer the feel of the B3X MS.

Actually, the original question was if anyone has tried the Airflo Switch Streamer Line but, it doesn't sound like it. It's still pretty new stuff so that's understandable. Thanks for all your replies. Might pick some up for the 4 wt and give it a toss.
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maybe just stop wondering and call Steve Godshall, he will have enough knowledge to point you in the right direction or make you something that suits the situation...
Steve not only built my 2wt spey he built the line to go with it ... You can fling size 10 and 12 flies a 'Country Mile' with that thing. Think Montana




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I'm thinking about this one for my single hand rod. What size should I pick for 7wt, probably 300 grain (4wt) should be OK?
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If you already have a running line why not just buy a short skagit head and save a bunch of money?
I'm not trying to hijack the thread, but BJay while swinging for steelhead I don't mind the head connection, however I do very much prefer an integrated line like the Ambush for trout. I do a lot more stripping right up to my feet when fishing for trout.
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I have tried the Airflo switch floater which I think is an integrated rage. I use the 270 or 300 on the Sage one 4116. It's a very nice line with a 10' trout polyleader on. I did briefly try the streamer version which basically felt like a short head skagit to me. The 330 was ok on the sage but I did not use it enough to give a review as I was Spey casting on a lake and the presentation was too skagit for the conditions
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I use it since winter season for trout started. It works good in some tight spaces, probably similar to Ambush
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