When it comes to bonefish lines, there are a lot of options these days to choose from. Some lines work really well to load the rod quickly and turn over heavy flies with minimal backcasts, while others do a better job at presenting the fly as softly as possible at longer distances. Both have their advantages, and we feel that depending on the situation they both have their place on our flats here at Andros South.
However, one line we’ve found to be a great all-around option for our fishery is the Airflo Ridge Tropical Bonefish fly line. We’ve been using it for quite a few years now, and have actually wrote about it in the past, so rather than tell you again why we like it so much, be sure to check out our past review, here.
Well, for those who aren’t aware, the good folks at Airflo have actually upgraded their Ridge Tropical Bonefish line in recent years by incorporating their new ‘Super Dri’ technology. We’ve been fishing it hard over the past couple seasons, so today we thought it was time to tell you how much we like it.
Now known as the Airflo Super-Dri Tropical Bonefish fly line, the updated version features all the same things we liked about the previous model – Same great taper, ‘ridge’ texture, a nice subtle color and the like. The only difference is the addition of ‘Super Dri.’. Don’t ask us how it works, but this does appear to allow the line to float exceptionally well. That may not sound like a big deal to the uninitiated, but for fisheries like ours, where we tend to do a lot of fishing on foot, a line that sinks behind you is a bummer. There’s nothing more frustrating than attempting to make a shot at a fish only to find your running line is wrapped up in the turtle grass.
Instead, the Super-Dri Tropical Bonefish floats like a cork.. Including the running line section of the line as well – which is not always the case with other premium fly lines. It’s an extremely versatile bonefish line for fisheries like ours on South Andros, and we think you should give it a try!