I need to replace on old skagit head for a Sage one 8wt- 13'6" rod. I have been looking at the Airflow skagit compact 2.0 as well as the Rio Skait max- both are the same length. I have noticed that the airflow lines are on sale on many sites - which got me thinking- is there a reason ???
Does anyone have any major opinion if one line system is super to the other?? I recognize this questions answer is a mater of personal opinion
Have no Idea why they are on sale but if they are buy them. Airflo lines have a five year anti crack warranty which is probably four years and ten months longer than the RIO loops will last. I have Airflo Skagit and Scandie lines that are at least 9 years old have lots of fishing days on them and they are good as the day I bought them.
Location: Lower Grand River, Saugeen and everything else wet.
I have used both the Rio and Airflo lines. I prefer the Airflo. I also like the Scientific Anglers lines. Many times I have seen the S/A stuff being sold for a price that beats both Airflo and Rio's sale prices.
The Nextcast Costal is an excellent skagit head. Just order it at the same grain weight as your old skagit head. They cast much better that RIO or Airflo. If you don't want to spend the $80 for the Nextcast head then I would go with the Airflo head.