To many fly anglers, tropical flyfishing is the grail of the sport. The hot humid air, crystal clear water and the immense variety of available fish make it every fly angler's wet-fly dream. The very same heat that makes it so appealing often makes it a difficult endeavor for fly fishing lines. Traditionally you need a stiffer coating material in order to withstand the heat--otherwise you end up casting sticky spaghetti. Often times, those stiffer coatings make the line feel like you're casting cable.
Enter Airflo's Ridge Tropical Saltwater lines.
When we were first asked to develop this line, we asked ourselves why anyone would need a 50lb test core in a flyline--our testers in the Seychelles said they just did. The "hit and hold" style of GT fishing on the edge of a coral reef is fast and furious, putting a flyline under extreme pressure as you try to stop these bad boys of the salt trying to disappear with your flyline. The Ridge GT Intermediate sinks at 1.5 inches per second.