Leland on the Airflo Velocity Floating WF Fly Line
For the first forays into the sport, our recommended line is the Airflo Velocity Floating WF fly line in a weight forward taper.
At our Sonoma Ranch, and across the fly waters of Northern California, we’ve seen how this line casts and mends exceptionally well
, and helps new and returning fly anglers put the fly where it needs to be
. A great choice for Skwalas on the Yuba and deep nymphing on the Lower Sac, the Airflo Velocity Floating fly line presents an outstanding value
and is a smart option
for those anglers unsure of what exactly they should be looking for in a floating fly line.
Leland on Specifications
As an affordable, entry-level fly line, the Airflo Velocity Floating WF Fly Line has all you need to get out and start successfully fly fishing
streams, rivers and lakes on your own. This all-polyurethane line is exceptionally durable and comes with Airflo’s 5-Year No Crack Warranty. With an easy-casting weight forward taper, designed to be friendly for beginners
, the Velocity fly line turns over fly and leader well and loads the rod fully at both close and intermediate distances. Like Airflo’s other floating lines, the Velocity makes use of a braided multifilament core so it stays supple over a wide range of temperatures.
- Fly Line Density: Floating
- Fly Line Taper: Short ‘Easy Cast’ belly, weight forward
- Total Head Length: 38 feet (for 5 weight line - varies by line weight)
- Running Line Length: 44 feet (for 5 weight line- varies by line weight)
- Total Line Length: 82 feet
- Core: Braided multifilament nylon
- Coating: Polyfuse Polyurethane
- Line Weights: 4 through 9 weight
- Color: ‘Optic Green’ chartreuse
Leland on Airflo Fly Lines
Airflo is a stand-out among fly line manufacturers in several ways, but
one of Airflo's defining characteristics is their use of polyurethane
(PU) instead of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to build their fly lines.
What’s more, Airflo fly lines are built on incredibly low-stretch cores –
6% or less.
Leland on Airflo
With a huge following in their native UK and across Europe, Airflo is
undoubtedly one of the preeminent names in fly line manufacturing. Since
Airflo's start in the late 1980s under UK angler Paul Burgess, Airflo
has stayed at the forefront of fly line design and development, with a
slew of patents to show their industry leadership. Whether you’ve been
fly fishing Airflo for years, or have just started to catch wind of
their virtues, you should know that Airflo fly lines are hugely
impressive, and Leland is thrilled to have the opportunity to carry
Airflo on Airflo Fly Lines
Only Airflo fly lines are made from UV resistant super tough
polyurethane. There are no liquids used in the manufacture of Airflo fly
lines and therefore they last longer than PVC lines. With dry lubricant
in the outer coating, Airflo fly lines stay cleaner than other fly
lines and don’t require as much care as PVC fly lines.
Airflo on Airflo
Airflo is the fly fishing world's leading manufacturer of solvent free
fly lines and is responsible for developing a series of innovations
unparalleled by any other fly line manufacturer. Whilst Airflo may not
have invented the fly line, innovation has been a keystone at every
stage in Airflo's development, being the originators of Polyurethane
coatings, creating the first welded loops, developing low stretch cores
and even the world's first density compensated fly lines. More
recently, we at Airflo have developed an advanced range of fly lines
with Ridged coatings that reduce surface friction and improve
shootability. The final result is what we believe to be the world's
most advanced range of fly lines and, judging by the bandwagon Airflo
has created with our continuous stream of innovation, most of our
competitors would seem to agree.