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Airflo Skagit Driver Shooting Head Fly Line

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Perfect for closed quarter two-hand casting through a long series of runs and pools, Airflo’s Skagit Driver Shooting Head Fly Line is a go-to choice for anglers east to west. Taking inspiration from Airflo’s classic Skagit Compact Head, their Skagit Driver has been refined through thousands of hours of research and development to deliver a Skagit head that sits a little lower in the water and provides better, more efficient loading to your cast. A versatile head, the Skagit Driver works well with short or long sink tips, and with its dense design, your road will load effectively when you’re in tight situations and your swing will be a little slower to make the most of each cast. Fish it on a Spey or any other two-hand rod of your choice, and you can count on the Skagit Driver to hook fish whether you’re on the Salmon River or the Umpqua. 

 

Features

Power Core - Airflo equips their Skagit Driver Heads with their Power Core technology to add strength and ensure that you’re never fussing with line stretch or memory. This really helps when you’re driving the hook home on those big fresh steelhead. For additional convenience, Airflo printed welded loops in a variety of colors to make for fast and easy selection while on the water.

 

Uses

Large Streamers and Spey Flies - Airflo created their Skagit Driver Shooting Heads specifically for swinging streamers and Spey flies--whether you’re tying on a Green Butt Skunk, a large Intruder, or a Muddler, this head is a solid choice. With a dense construction that’s unlike most other Skagit heads, the Skagit Driver slows your swing so that your flies breathe just a touch more and your whole swing is a little slower--who knows when this will be the reason that you didn’t get skunked. Perfect for those who make a strong habit of the step, cast, swing method, the Skagit Driver Shooting Head will quickly become a go-to in your two-hand systems.

 

Temp

Cold/Moderate - Airflo designs their Skagit Driver Heads to be fished in cold to moderate temperatures, which is great for steelhead season, but limits its use once you get into water much above 70 degrees as it will begin to soften up.

 

Taper/Weight

More Mass Toward the Front of the Head - Airflo’s Skagit Driver Heads are made in grains ranging from 450 up to 750 that increase by 30 grain intervals, which makes for easy fine-tuning to match the situation at hand. All of these different weights carry an efficient taper with a unique density that will slow your swing and sit just under the water. Starting at the rear, the Skagit Driver has a short rear taper that makes for fast loading, this transitions into a long 16ft belly that extends reach on longer casts, and Airflo finishes things with an aggressive front taper that turns your sink tip rigs over with ease. 



More Info

Best for: Freshwater, Trout Spey and Steelhead

Loops: Front welded loop (leader or sink tip to fly line connection) and back welded loop (running line to shooting head connection)

Sinking/Floating: Floating

 

Other Resources

2020 Tropical Saltwater Fly Line Shootout & Buyer's Guide

Fly Line Temps: Tropical Vs. Coldwater

Freshwater Fly Line Shootout & Buyer's Guide

 

Specs
Line WeightLengthHead WeightHead LengthSink RateColorPrice 
450gr23ft450gr23ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
480gr23ft480gr23ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
510gr23.5ft510gr23.5ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
540gr23.5ft540gr23.5ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
570gr24ft570gr24ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
600gr24ft600gr24ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
630gr24.5ft630gr24.5ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
660gr24.5ft660gr24.5ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
720gr25ft720gr25ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
750gr25ft750gr25ftFloatingMint Green$59.99
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