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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Nov 29, 2022

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Presented By: Country Financial, Visit Idaho, DrifthookAngler's Coffee


Gareth Jones from Airflo Fishing is here today to break down their products and everything they have going. We dig into a lot of the tech behind Airflo and how they make PVC-free fly lines that last. Why is Airflo becoming a top choice for anglers around the world today and what makes their fly lines special? Listen to this episode to find out.

Show Notes with Gareth Jones

05:00 - Gareth became the youngest stillwater National Champion in the UK at 19 years old.

06:20 - Paul Burgess invented Airflo fly lines. He was an incredible Engineer.

09:10 - Airflo is the only fly line company that produces polyurethane lines. Polyurethane plastic doesn't require any solvent to make it liquid.

16:50 - Phil Rowley had been on the podcast a few times in episodes 267, 307, and 308B

24:30 - Gareth recommends the power taper

35:00 - Gareth talks about how they test out their lines before it hits the market.

37:45 - Gareth doesn't usually clean his lines.

41:35 - We had Jarvis from Monic Fly Lines who taught us how to choose a fly line.

45:45 - He tells us how the welded loop came to be.

50:00 - Gareth describes why using a poly leader is the best way of connecting the fly line to the tippet.

54:55 - Gareth talks about why they put ridges on their fly lines.

59:20 - He recommends the universal saltwater fly line for saltwater fishing.

1:00:00 - They also have a line specifically designed for redfish.

1:04:00 - Gareth mentioned Rene Harrop who's a famous angler in Henry's Fork.

1:05:30 - "Find the fish. Have a plan to find the fish". Gareth explains.

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