Aero Head Spey Lines

Aero Heads loads like a Skagit and is easy like a Scandi

Aero Heads loads like a Skagit and is easy like a Scandi

I have recently had a lot of questions as to what, when, and why about the Aero Head.  I was also told there was a huge post on spey pages about it… I wish I had time to read the theories of other on a line I created, now open criticism that’s fine. People will always do things different then the originator intended. I don’t mind the application of alternate ideals, but I am now going to tell everyone what they are for.

A long cast found this chromer!!

A long cast found this chromer!!

I designed the Areo heads for the propose of line control and distance. I wanted a longer modern Spey line that was as easy to cast as a Scandi line but had the potential for more… much more. The taper is a line speed generating machine in itself. With the ability to generate more line speed and now coupled with a longer singular head (as opposed to the Scandi line poly leader combo) one would have at their finger tips the option for greater distance. For summer Steelhead fishing I have not yet found a smoother line…. I am bias maybe but I buy and cast every line I can get my hands on and based on comparison the is no second.

Perfect line for Perfect light!!

Perfect line for Perfect light!!

I have been able to let casters try the line out for the first almost entire floating line season. The observations that I can note to the casters goes as such:

*New casters and experienced casters love them and have no problem with the lines. The middle ground casters have the problem and from what I have seen it is not in ability but in adaptability.

*Casters wanting to take the next step love them and from a teachers point of view there is no better teaching aid for all levels of casting.

*The Aero Heads will throw almost all poly leaders, the exception is the 7.0 Rio Versi leader ( might as well use t-11) just to much for this line or most Scandi lines as well.

*There is no front loop! Front loops make turn over on long casts cumbersome. On short cast allows for smoother leader to line transfers with out a front loop. I use 30# butt section about 8″ long, some use braided loops, the choice is yours. I also build my own leaders from 25# to a tippet of 8 to 10# in almost equal sections.

*I made it a head to make easy changes for other line systems and not integrated.

Great fish for a great line!!

Great fish for a great line!!

Now here is what I have to ask you…  If you are ready to become a better, smoother, and longer caster, why have you not got your hands on one. They are sold at all great Spey shops!! If your shop does not carry them then maybe you need to ask them too. Get out fish and enjoy!!!

 

Travis

5 replies
  1. Mike James
    Mike James says:

    Great fishing with you again in November Travis.

    I just bought a TFO 4/5 Spey for Trout and Shad and wanted your recommendations on lining it.Optimally I’d be able to fish dries, wets (including small bead heads), and small cone head streamers on it. It would also be great if it didn’t totally collapse in the wind. This is likely asking too much, but I’d like to get your take. Thanks a ton, Mike.

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  2. Jake Van Noppen
    Jake Van Noppen says:

    Travis,

    Was wondering what you would recommend for a Winston BIIx 13’3″ 7/8? Currently running an airflo scandi and looking to try a new line. Thanks

    Jake

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  3. Jake Van Noppen
    Jake Van Noppen says:

    Travis,

    Was wondering what Aero line you would put on a BIIX 13’3″ 7/8. Currently running an Airflo Scandi on it now. Thanks for any advice.

    Jake

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    • Travis Johnson
      Travis Johnson says:

      Hey Jake,

      On my 13 3 B2X I use the 450 grain, as far as Aero Heads I like the 510 grain. Thanks for all your questions.

      Travis

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  4. John McDowell
    John McDowell says:

    Travis, I had a chance to cast these lines in 6 and 7 weight and thought they where awesome. Very easy to cast as long as I do my part. I was impressed with how well they cast and fish short as well as long. Enabled two average casters to fish over 100 feet out. Loved being able to mend a longer line. Great Job. Thanks John McDowell.

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