Airflo Bandit SuperFlo Ridge 2.0 Fly Fishing Line
For a long time, the Airflo Bandit has been the secret weapon of anglers in the know. That ‘know’ is the knowledge that some fish are just too easily spooked, no matter what you try and throw at them. That is, unless you have an Airflo Bandit on your spool and the level of stealth that it comes with.
Airflo have now given the fan favourite Bandit line the full Superflo Ridge 2.0 treatment. This means you get an exceptionally high performing line with greater flexibility, zero compression, reduced stiffness and reduced friction in the guides. The Bandit is still available in original Superflo, which is a smooth coating without the textured coating that comes in the Ridge 2.0 version. Both versions of the Airflo Bandit lines are fantastic general purpose back country lines that were specifically developed for Manic Tackle Project by Airflo for use in crystal clear streams throughout Australia and New Zealand. It’s been a top seller for years, so it’s only the trout that have yet to notice it. Lucky for you, trout can’t read.
The Bandit’s 20 foot rear taper allows for more loop control in the air and effortless on the water mends. A 24 foot belly carries ample energy through to the 6.5 foot front taper. Spoiler alert - this is the secret – the Bandit’s front taper is camo banded to provide extra stealth in your outdoor environment of choice. Don’t let spooky trout get the better of your next back country trip, grab either version of the Airflo Bandit, Superflo or new Superflo Ridge 2.0, when you next visit your local tackle shop.
REVIEWS FOR THE BANDIT FLY FISHING LINE
"The new Bandit Camo SuperFlo Ridge 2.0 line has all the hallmarks to be the best NZ backcountry, and “all-rounder” flyline Airflo has ever produced, the shoot-ability, taper configuration, and line colour are on-point! " - Andrew Harding
Read the full review here: New Airflo Bandit Fly Fishing Line - Review by Andrew Harding
"...the new taper utilises a long rear taper that allows you to aerialise more line, making it perfect for longer casts but also gives better control when wanting pinpoint accuracy on a long cast. - Jeremy Burke - Ballingers Hunting and Fishing
Read the full review here: New Bandit from Airflo - Review by Jeremy Burke
For nearly 70 years, the majority of fly lines have been made from PVC – a naturally rigid plastic that requires the use of plasticisers to make PVC lines functional. These plasticisers are anything but a permanent part of a PVC line. You see, from the minute it’s made, a PVC line begins breaking down - leaching plasticisers into the environment and contaminating you and the waters you fish. Once it has shed enough of these, it becomes prone to cracking, even failure. If that’s not enough, as it decomposes, PVC is known to release Dioxins - a group of lethal, bioaccumulating toxins. Consequently, it’s virtually impossible to safely recycle a PVC line. All of which is why Airflo never uses PVC. Instead, our lines are made from Polyurethane - an inert, stable, fully recyclable material that requires no plasticisers and lasts far longer than PVC.