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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Airflo Skagit Compact Issues

Used an Airflo Skagit Compact for the first time today. Used it on my switch on a stillwater, fishing under an indicator, and had a couple issues.

First - the back loop on the line is so thick and stiff that even with a nice loop to loop connection to my Rio running line, I had trouble getting the line through the guides. I know how to create a loop to loop connection, but the back of the head kept getting caught on the guides.

Second - in temperatures just above freezing, the line coiled up like a slinky despite many attempts to stretch it out. It was bad enough the it made hook sets very difficult.

My current thought is to replace it with a Rio head, anyone have any suggestions?
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