Who is Kelly Galloup?
Kelly’s deep affection for fly fishing began at age 13, started guiding at 16, and currently owns/operates the legendary Galloup’s Slide Inn on the banks of the Madison river. Author of multiple books, host of several TV and DVD productions, and with over 50 streamer patterns in commercial production worldwide, Kelly has spent much of his career helping others become more productive on the water.
Kelly’s unique (and productive) method of targeting aggressive, carnivorous trout changed the way many of us fish for these bronze beasts. Over the course of his career Kelly has refined tactics and gear to improve his chances of bringing these burly toads to hand. One thing’s for sure: nothing beats experience. To be successful, you’ve got to have the right gear. Whelp, you’re in luck…
Here’s what Kelly has to say:
“The decision for me to move to Airflo was a simple one. My fishing is NOT casual. It’s an intense hunt got the biggest bad-ass predator that swims, and I want the very best product and technology in everything I use. Simply put, that’s why Airflo delivers.
The performance and durability of these fly lines are superior to any other manufactures in the industry. That’s what i demand from the products I fish; especially the products i put my name on.
When you use one of these line you’ll know it will perform the way I intended, and rigorously tested by people who fish… not by a guy in a lab coat“ KG.
Airflo were pleased to announce that Kelly is an active part of their Pro Staff team with his unrivaled experience and knowledge on catching large fish, Kelly’s the guy to help ‘flo develop a new range of fly lines for the river angler.
KG nymph/indicator fly line
From Day one, KG wanted a good Nymph and Indicator line, a line that needs to be able to form efficient loops that can straighten out heavy flies and large indicators. The new Kelly Galloup Nymph/Indicator fly line has a larger tip diameter and a more aggressive front taper to handle even the heaviest junk.
Even with a good cast, many struggle mending the line and controlling the drift. But, Airflo’s Super Dri technology has allowed us to develop a fly line with an extending rear taper, which allows us as anglers to lift more line from moving water to help mend better than any line we have ever made.
With the original low stretch power core you will be able to stick fish at distance and with our ridged surface, the line wont slip out of your hand while doing so.
View here: Kelly Galloup Nymph Indicator Fly Line
KG Streamer Float fly line
A fly line designed to cast anything in your fly box. The taper specification is described as ‘Powerful Taper that casts the other half of the chicken!’ which implies, the aggressive taper helps turn over heavy and wind resistant flies at any distance. Not sure you can cast it… then you’ve found your fly line.
View here: Kelly Galloup Streamer Float Fly Line
KG Streamer Max Long fly line
A sinking line that’s designed to get your flies int he zone, and keep them there whilst aggressively stripping. This lines smooth transition from full sink to intermediate running line keeps you in direct contact when working the fly.
View here: Kelly Galloup Streamer Max Long Fly Line