Airflo Ridge Tropical Tarpon Floating Fly Line

    Airflo Ridge Tropical Tarpon Floating Fly Line

    Price: $74.95
    Item #: AF30RTTP
    Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 1 Reviews
    Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
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    The thought of setting 4/0 hooks into galvanized buckets with a fly line that wouldn't act like a bungee cord has always been appealing - the reality was even better than we had hoped. Combining Power Core with our Ridge coatings didn't disappoint, a line that casts like a bomb, with hooking power that quickly puts you in control. Ridges in the coating reduced 'hi speed tangles' - the ridged surface easily sliding over itself as the running line whipped up from the deck.


    • Taper: Aggressive Front Taper Design      
    • Core: Power Core
    • Coating: Ridge Tropical PolyFuse XT Dual Layer System

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    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 1 Reviews
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    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Great line for heavy flats fishing, 6.12.2012
    Reviewer: Thomas A. (Canberra, ACT)

    I purchased this line for use on giant trevally (GT) at Christmas Island. I needed a tropical rated line with a very strong core strength and with as little stretch as possible for driving hooks into the tough mouth of GT. The Airflo Tarpon line in a 12 weight proved to be the line I was looking for. The taper of the line facilitates the delivery of large, wind resistant flies up to 8 inches. The line felt quite heavy and not as delicate as something like the Rio Tarpon line - in fact, I am not sure that this is a line that would be well suited to ocean side tarpon fishing around the Keys, where accuracy and delicacy is important. However, for the 'hit and hold' style of fishing for GT on the flats and reef edges of CXI, this line proved useful. The low-stretch Power Core of the line really helps to hammer hook points home: one GT I caught had the hook buried into the very bone of its jaw, the direct result of the force being exerted on the point by a strip-strike aided by the Power Core. I have also used the lighter 10 weight line for tarpon fishing at Ambergris Cay in Belize, and it worked well for those fish, with the Power Core again proving to be useful for setting the hooks into the hard mouth of tarpon. The lighter 10 weight provides an acceptably delicate presentation for tarpon. Overall, a good line and I do like the Airflo Tarpon, but it does have limitations and you should be aware of those.