Airflo Superflo Ridge 2.0 Power Taper Fly Line Review
Delicately presenting tiny #18 mayfly to spooky sippers? Then this is not the line for you! The new version of the Airflo Superflo Ridge 2.0 Power Taper is a beast of a fly line. The weight is all in the front and it shows. If you’re chucking meat to big trout or even dumbbell flies to estuary fish then this line rocks. When I am guiding Wilderness Fly Fishing clients, we are often throwing big double tungsten beadhead rigs with an indicator, and if the wind comes up, I say bring it on!
THE UPDATED AIRFLO RIDGE TECH 2.0 TEXTURED FINISH
PHOTO: Millbrook Lakes
The introduction of the Ridge Tech 2.0 textured finish to the running line means the thing just flies through the guides like a rocket - tangle free. A lot of my Wilderness clients hate it when textured fly lines are noisy or cut their fingers, but there are absolutely no issues when using the new Power Taper 2.0. The haul point is smooth to the touch and thicker in feel, making handling a breeze. It’s easy point-and-shoot casting. Pick it up, bang it out and let it fly.
THE AIRFLO RIDGE 2.0 POWER TAPER COLOUR OPTIONS
There is nothing subtle about the Power Taper 2.0 in Cyan, weights five to nine. This bright green and orange version means you can detect takes more easily and the colour change makes it super simple to identify where the head ends and running line begins for an easy pick-up.
If you’re after a little bit more stealth, or just can’t ditch your weird superstition about coloured fly lines then the olive version in weights five through eight is the one for you.
AIRFLO FLY LINES ARE PVC FREE
As with all the Airflo fly lines, it’s PVC free. Made from polyurethane, you can have the confidence that it’s not going to crack and will last a long time without drying up.
If this sounds like your game, then get on it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chris Schrueder is a professional guide for Wilderness Fly Fishing and Millbrook Lakes and can be found here on Instagram