Gareth Jones, Airflo’s Sales Director gives you an in-depth look into the Airflo Sixth Sense fly line range!
The Airflo Sixth Sense fly lines have been developed for the top still-water anglers in the UK, featuring all the most asked for components that turns a good fly line into a great one. There are four main factors which make the Sixth Sens fly line range the first choice for the competition boys in the UK.
Everything from the floater right through the full Sixth Sense Sinking line range feature our braided powercore, 6% stretch throughout the whole length of the line. Enhancing sensitivity, giving you full control and feel over your flies.
If a fish even breaths on your fly, you’ll know about it!
The SS lines cover the whole range of sinking densities with everything from floating, slow and fast intermediate lines and three heavy sinking lines, all of which sink exactly the same speed which aren’t overlapping. As Gareth says in the video “If you’re using a type 5 sinker and your friends on a type 5, you’re lines are sinking to the same depths”
Built in hang markers have also helped put more fish in the net. Allowing you to pause your flies and accurately judge the amount of line left outside the tip ring. The hang markers are part of the fly line, ensuring they’ll never break off and are no thicker than the rest of the line creating a smooth transition between the hang markers. Situated at three points in the fly line a long marker at 30 feet, 2 smaller markers at 20 feet and 1 at 10ft covering a lot of depths accurately when fishing the hang.
All our lines are made from our patented polyurethane material which is extremely durable ensuring your fly line will last years, resistant to UV, sun screen, deet giving you peace of mind that each line won’t break down.
If you’re anything like me you love sitting at home trawling the web looking for new and exciting fishing footage. My usual haunts are YouTube and Viemo, both of these sites host years upon years of fishing porn, honest, watching a stranger catch a trophy fish is like porn for us anglers, don’t deny it.
MY favourite fly fishing videos usually consist of someone sticking a hook into a Bonefish or a Tarpon, the run of the Bonefish and the acrobatic performance of a Tarpon sends shivers down my spine. I also enjoy some fly tying videos, it’s amazing what you can learn from talented fly tiers even when you’ve been tying for a decade yourself.
Last Friday Gareth Jones and I ventured with our American friends Tim and Todd to Blagdon Water, Bristol. Tim Rajeff is the US Airflo main dealer and also owner of Rajeff sport. Todd Moen is the Video Editor and Producer of Catch Magazine, known as The Official Journal of Fly Fishing Photography and Film, to view some of his videos check out his super cool site here – www.toddmoencreative.com.
Here’s a taster…
Blagdon was the first stocked rainbow trout water in the United Kingdom and is also the scene of the new Airflo product videos. Gareth explains the reasoning behind the technology and goes into depth on the features that go into the new range of Sixth Sense and Forty Plus Fly lines. Filming these fly lines in their intended environment gives the viewer a better understanding on how and when to use these lines.
The day was capped off by Gareth landing this perfectly finned 5lb+ rainbow trout on a white minky fished on the Airflo Sixth Sense Fast Glass. What’s more exciting than hooking into a perfect Blagdon rainbow whilst on camera? Blagdon is probably one of the most prolific trout waters in the United Kingdom, anglers from far and wide come to fish Blagdon for some of these beautiful fish. The UK is also the birthplace of fly fishing, Blagdon was the first stocked rainbow trout water.
A Shark is not on most anglers fly fishing wish list, most have Bonefish and Tarpon due to their extreme fights and out of this acrobatics. Steve Holland on the other hand thought it would be a great idea to take five minutes from his family holiday in Florida and try his hand at fly fishing for sharks.
His fly fishing tackle consisted of the Airflo Bluetooth 9ft 10/11 weight matched with an Airflo airlite fly reel and one of our di 7 fly lines to get his fly to the fish as quickly as possible. Check out the video below to see how Steve and the tackle coped!