Think of the Rage Compact Fly Line as the line that is between a Skagit and a Scandi.
Too often we heard the cry for a line that cast like our Skagit Compact, but fishes as a straight floater. So, working with Tom Larimer, we developed the new Rage Compact. This addition to the Skagit family keeps you in the 'Floating' game under extremely windy and tight quarter casting situations.
Its aggressive front taper gives ultimate power for driving casts into the strongest winds, the rear taper helps load quickly, giving you incredible control in tight casting conditions. Nine sizes from 360 to 600 grains, and lengths of 27' to 32' make matching the proper size to almost any two-handed rod easy and succinct. The front loop has the line size printed on it for easy recognition. As with all Tactical Shooting heads, built on our low stretch, low memory braided Power Core.
The Airflo Skagit Intermediate is a new concept in Skagit casting that will change the game of swinging flies for anadromous fish. By building a line with a short floating rear section coupled with an intermediate body, we took the ease of casting a Skagit head and combined it with the effectiveness of an intermediate Scandi. Although we designed it originally for steelhead anglers in the Great Lakes, it's quickly becoming a viable tool for West Coast steelhead and salmon, and Atlantic salmon fishing worldwide.
I use this line in the winter when the water is high and the surface water is fast - this line slows the swing down as it allows the link to get below the river's surface turbulence. It also allows your tip to get down deeper. - Jeff Layton
Try casting 15' of lead core on the end of your regular Spey line and you'll quickly find its not up to the job - enter the Skagit Compact. Skagit lines were originally developed by the Steelhead rats of the Pacific North West to get flies in front of fish regardless of environment. These short high power heads have the ability to make a cast in tight confined spaces, which often means the difference between success and failure. Perfected under the watchful eye of Tom Larimer, you can understand how excited we are about the Skagit Compact.
Tom guides the mighty rivers of Oregon and Washington, so required a series of lines that allowed his clients to quickly get the hang of fishing heavy level sink tips and big articulated flies. As with any line the shorter the head the more critical the weight. By refining the taper and length of the Skagit Compacts from 23 to 27 feet depending on head weight. We've created 15 models from 360 to 810 grains in 30 grain increments that ensure you'll be able to find the perfect match for your favourite rod. So, just add a running line, a sink tip and your good to go.
Product Use: Skagit Specific Heads for Controlled casting in Tight Spots
Line Size: 360-810 - (30 Grain Increments)
color: Mantis Green
Core Material: Low Stretch (6%) Braided Power Core
Custom Cut Tips (CCT) T Series sinking tips to match any need. Available as 18 foot lengths, with color coded loops on one end for ease of use and sink rate recognition Densities are T-7 (white, 7ips), T-10 (orange, 8ips), T-14 (brown, 9ips), T-18 (black, 10ips).
Product Use: Specialist Sinking Tip for Steelhead
Line Size: T7, T10, T14 & T18
Density: Ultra Fast Sink
Core Material: Power Core
Coating: Hi Density Polyurethane
Loop Type: Micro Loop Both Ends with Color Marker At Butt
Optimum Temperature Range: 23F to 78.8F
Tips are 18 ft long - custom cut to what ever length you want.
Seven densities in 5’ ,10’ and 14’ lengths to provide complete depth control, so often essential for Salmon / Steelhead fishing. Floating leaders work well when fishing Bombers, Slow and Fast sink leaders are perfect for avoiding drag with a floating line and the Extra Super Fast sinking leader gets the fly deep quickly.
Available in 5’, 10’, & 14’ lengths, X-strong in 10’ only
Sightfree G3 Fluorocarbon boasts even smaller diameters for every available pound-test. This Third Generation Fluorocarbon offers higher breaking-strain-to-diameter ratios. Unlike other small-diameter fluorocarbon line material, Sightfree G3 retains its integrity, which reduces the possibility of tangles. Sightfree sinks quickly and rarely needs to be degreased to help it through the water's surface tension. Like all genuine fluorocarbon, Sightfree is stiffer than standard monofilament, which helps turn over bulky flies and reduces tangles in windy conditions. 50m spool. Size: 12 lb
In 2007, our original Skagit Compact forever Changed the Game for Anadromous Anglers in the Pacific northwest.
For the first time, casters could fish heavy tips and present flies deep in the water column, and do so with minimal effort. Never missing an opportunity to improve perfection, Tom Larimer and the Airflo Design Team are proud to introduce the evolution of Skagit technology with the finest tip tossing shooting head available today.
The Skagit Compact G2 is the culmination of thousands of hours of design, observation, and field testing. With a slightly shorter overall length, increased rear taper, and manipulation of material densities, the G2 requires less energy to cast, produces tight and precise loops, and possesses the most stable flight characteristics we've ever seen. Using Zone Technology, the back of the head is more buoyant for better tracking and improved mending capability, and the tip features increased density to drive the cast on layout, and reduce hinging at the looped connection with the sink tip. The G2 is built on our low stretch PowerCore for unsurpassed sensitivity, and includes our newest high-float Super-DRI technology.