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I need a new flyline anyone use the new line from Orvis? Also I see Airflow has a new line out, its clear, very pricey but has a heck of a warrenty anyone try this stuff? I think I read somewhere that Shawn uses Airflow, how about it Shawn any info on the new stuff?
The Ole Man
05-21-99, 11:24 PM
Haven't seen Shawn around here in about 2 weeks. Just as well, he won't get to see you mention Orvis flylines-he hates em. He bought an Airflow and swears by it. It's British made. Comes in a 3 yr, 5 yr or 10 yr no-crack guarantee depending on which one you buy. I haven't tried them yet. Last line I bought was a Cortland 444 Lazerline. I like it a lot. I've also got a 444SL and 444, as well as an Orvis Quickload (was called a driftboat line-now discontinued) and some Air-cels and Climax (purchased by Cortland recently). No real problems with any of them.
I'd like to mention the SA XPS DT with the new AST. Slick and high floating. Water still beads off the line after being used about 10 times. It's a little softer than the lazerline but I can still roll cast with lead using the 3wt. I also like the light gray color. I have no problems seeing this line.
I've heard a lot of good things on the Orvis Wonderline and I'm thinking about getting it for my 5wt. I prefer DT for my lighter rods and this line is WF only.
Haven't tried the AirFlo but the 10 year warranty beats everyone else.
My 4wt line is all cracked up again. It's probably 3 years old and it's been fished hard, so I'm not complaining. But I would like one that lasts a bit longer so I think I'll try AirFlo next. Anyone have a link to a site that sells it or gives details?
05-22-99, 09:58 PM
Airflo's US distributor's website is
You might want to try this url:
for airflo lines on sale.
Sorry wrong url-
use this one to see sale items
Just figure I'd tack on another Airflo seller (Flysupplies) where you can find reviews, pictures, sales, etc. These guys auction off lines and gear on VFS all the time. Give us a post if you do decide to try out these lines...
I bought some new SA Mastery XPS with the AST. I love it. Its nice and slick, flows through my guides very smoothly.
Its worth evry penny.
Just ordered a 7000T-DL Airflow flyline from mainstream angling 49.95 plus 4.95 s/h. 5 year warrenty against cracking. SP taper, man says this is an excellent roll casting line. I'll let you know how it works out or better yet come to the fling and try it yourself.
05-28-99, 06:58 PM
http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif CORTLAND....CORTLAND....CORTLAND.....CORTLAND..... CORTLAND.....CORTLAND..... Did I mention I fish Cortland lines?
The Ole Man
05-28-99, 09:18 PM
Yeah, but Paul, you're biased cuz Cortland is just up the road from your house. He- he-can't say anything though-the majority of my lines are Cortland too.
05-30-99, 07:31 PM
I like the Wulff Triangle Taper line and the SA XPS for small streams and the GPX for larger water and 'faster' rods. I've cast the Airflo 7000 series and it seems very nice, but soft. The new coating by SA is great stuff-
Got too many females in my house (changed my mind) cancelled the Airflow line. Called Unicoi today, they are going to bring an Orvis Spring Creek line to the fling tomorrow for me. After talking to a few people and casting one of these lines I belive it will suit my type of fishing to a tee.
I have two Spring Creek lines, a 2wt and a 3wt. I love 'em. Very easy to roll cast and the gray color doesn't seem to spook the fish. Funny, I just ordered one of those Airflo lines for my 6wt...though I won't have it in time for the fling.
achja, since Most of my fishing is on small streams in close and most of the time i'm roll casting that was the major attraction for me. Glad to see one more person confirm that this is an excellent rollcasting line. I overlined my rod by one weight for those short cast (a DT5 for a 4wt rod).
I really like my new Spring Creek line and would not hesitate to recomend it to anyone, it does every thing you said it would. Thanks
PS enjoyed meeting you at the Fling
Finally got my Airflo line and tried it out on the Flint this past weekend. I love this line! It floats like a cork and the white color makes it easy to tell whether or not the line is dirty. I have easily added many feet to my casting ability (as compared to the pre-AST SA lines I've used in the past). I would highly recommend the Delta taper to anyone! Besides, you can't go wrong with a 5-year guarantee!
06-14-99, 11:12 PM
Let me know if the white line spooks fish. I have a pale yellow Sci-Angler line on my 9wt. When false casting over bass, they sometimes are spooked by the line which is at least 6 feet above the water's surface.
My favorite line color is a simple gray which is currently on my 4wt.
Thanks for the feedback,
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