Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact Spey Fly Line
Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact Shooting Fly Lines for Sale - SAME DAY Shipping, NO Sales taxThe Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact is an new line for 2012, offering advantages to river, surf, and lake anglers who need to get deeper swing on Spey rods or fish under surface chop or turbulence – like beach casting in rough waters. The short powerful Skagit head, teamed with Airflo Polyleaders, Airflo Custom Cut Tips, or Rio’s MOW Tips and Vesileaders make a great combination for the versatile river, surf, and lake angler to fish more effectively.
Guide Reviews, Video, and Sales on Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact Fly Lines – Airflo’s answer to the dilema of achieving a deep swings in rivers and avoiding surface turbulence in all waters.Spey fishers may face situations where a full floating Skagit head paired with sink tips still do not present their fly deeply enough. Same goes for anglers fishing beaches and lakes when wind or surface current causes fly drag. These scenarios include rivers where turbulent surface currents cause too much line drag and interfere with fly presentation. These innovative Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact fly lines - new for 2012 – offer significant technical advantages over full floating Skagit Heads.
Key Distinguishing Feature: The Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact Spey shooting head is most unlike other Skagit heads because the front end of the head (approximately 14’) has an Intermediate sink rate of about 1.5 inches per second. The back end of this head is a black floating line that can be manipulated to adjust the swing rate of the Intermediate portion of the head.
Fishing Advantages:The Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact is a great choice for achieving deeper swings with Spey rods and is a surprisingly effective tool to fish surf and rocky shoreline waters with beach rods. The Intermediate front of the head gets just under the surface and eliminates wind drift. The Intermediate front of the head is also particularly useful if surface river turbulence interferes with the fly’s swing.
Compatible tips: Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact heads may be fished with sink tips of various rates, but the lighter heads should be fished with Airflo Polyleaders or Light-medium Rio MOW tips, commensurate with the head mass and ability to turn over the tips. The heaviest Skagit Intermediate heads may be fished with T-17 or even T-20.
Line Taper: This Skagit Intermediate head is a short, powerful Spey Head with a floating rear 8’ section integrated with an intermediate front section.
We note that this Skagit Intermediate is even shorter and more aggressive than the Standard Airflo Skagit Compact Head; in fact it is smack dab between the Skagit Switch and the Skagit Compact.
Sink rate: This line has an 8’ floating rear section and a 1.5” per second front section on the head.
Line weights available: the Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact heads are available in line wts. from 390 gr. to 720 gr.
Overall/Head Length: Approximately 20 ft to 24 ft
Line Color: the floating rear of the head is black; the intermediate front section is a blue color
Line floating properties: This spey fly line head has a 6 ft floating rear section integrated with a 1.5 inch-per-second sink rate intermediate tip.
Airflo Slim Loops: The front and back ends of the Airflo Skagit Intermediate Compact fly lines are equipped with welded loops to ease the process of quick rigging to attaching sink tips.
Airflo LIne Marking System: Yes, the entire series of Airflo Spey fly lines has the line type and gr weight labeled on the front end of the Head, making it easy to remember what line is on which reel or spool.