Talking to a bloke at the fishing yesterday, I asked him what line he was using. Airflo 40+ floating line he said. First time in 50 years fishing I've seen an Airflo floating line lie straight as a die. Wonders will never cease me.
I certainly don't condemn them, for me it's a case of being wary of their floating lines based on previous experience. I've bought a number of other Airflo products over the years (including a 15ft Delta Classic salmon rod) and have been very happy with them - hence me still wearing the 'Gold Club' badge on my fishing waistcoat.Snip: I just wonder how many of those who condemn Airflo lines have actually bought or used one. Or do they just condemn out of hand based purely on prejudice and long out of date prejudice at that?
I still have the line and the badge.Just to remember how bad it was.To continue the dog analogy, for me it's a case of once bitten, twice shy! Admittedly this experience was back in the early to mid 90s when a friend and I entered some sort of promotional offer (I think it was saving up tokens from a fishing magazine) to get a special offer price 'amazing new' floating line and free membership of the Airflo Gold club (anyone else remember that? I still have the badge!).
When we received our 'special offer' floating lines, neither of us could do a thing with them to get rid of the recurring memory issue. In the end my friend used his to tie his runner beans up with! So I think Airflo do probably do have a memory issue, in that people remember past experiences! I keep seeing their adverts and thinking maybe I should give them another try, but to be honest, at today's prices I can't afford the gamble.