TFF reviews Airflo Superflo Floating Flyline (Stillwater)
I have to admit to never being a liker of Airflo floating lines- their range of sinking lines for me however are superb and I have lines which have lasted years and have performed exceptionally well. The only floating line which I have used from Airflo in recent years has been the Bandit- a great line for bite detection when nymphing.
The Superflo is a new line for 2019 from Airflo. It has received plenty of positive reviews on social media from anglers who had purchased it. It comes in two different styles- the Stillwater Taper aimed primarily at the stillwater trout angler and the Presentation Taper aimed primarily at the river angler.
The Stillwater Taper is a twin colour line coming in either in chartreuse/ivory or lichen/ivory. I have used the chartreuse/ivory in a WF7. The line casts and shoots exceptionally well, especially at mid range. I have used it with dries and it picks up smoothly and quietly and shoots and presents your flies superbly. I’ve used it with wets in a decent wind and again it performed well- the chartreuse head aided bite detection in the overcast conditions. The line has very little memory. There is some in the head, which is of use when watching the line straighten on a take but on the whole it sits with little memory on the surface. Casting is effortless the line does move through the rings well and you can perform good, clean, mid to long range casts with ease.
I like this line it casts exceptionally well, is straight and can be used for a range of techniques. If the Booby Basher was the fly line of 2018 then the Superflo Stillwater is the line of 2019.
This line comes in sizes WF5-9 and has a welded loop at either end.
Available from Fishtec, or one of Airflo’s stockists.
Andy is the Features Editor of Today’s FlyFisher.com following three years as Editor of Total FlyFisher. Andy is a multi-capped England International in both loch-style and bank disciplines. A qualified instructor and lecturer, Andy has a wealth of fishery management experience.