ive cast the rio and and the corresponding airlflo's on many differant rods. when it comes to throwing laser tight loops with a really 'smooth' feel the airflo rocks (it will usually throw a bit farther as well) especially on the aforementioned Loomis but when it comes to turnover and the fishing characteristics of the line, i definately prefer the rio.Trevor said:I've been wondering what people think of the Airflo skagit lines. There doesn't seem to be a wealth of info available on them as regards their taper vs. rio's. Airflo's site doesn't have anything. Nothing on rajeff's site either. I have found the grain wts & lengths online, but some sites say the tip material is included in the weight while others don't. What's the story?
see RA's above post. on a particular rod, for the Hell of it I threw the 8/9 Airflo on it and found that it outperformed the Rio 550 (i found it to load my rod more to my liking). i fished it for a time being but became frustrated with the lack of turnover when throwing larger flies (which the Rio does so well). i sat down, tweaked the Rio to my liking to get the load i was after and I haven't pulled out the airflo since.Trevor said:Seems I need to order myself an airflo line. I'm wondering, ryan, how the fishability of the airflo differs from the rio.