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.
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.
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.
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!!!