Airflo Custom Tips
Airflo's bulk sink-tip material is the same as their Custom Cut Tips but in bulk spools that we use to cut any length you desire. We then use Airflo's Welding Center to build nice, factory-like loops in both ends of the tip so they are easily added to your fly line and easy to attach leaders to.
These tips are commonly used to connect to Skagit heads for Spey rods. In the longer lengths, they can also be used as super-fast sinking shooting heads when attached to a thin running line for fly fishing at ultimate depths.
These Airflo sink-tips are durable and sink FAST. Order them based on the size that suits your needs (see description of sizes below) and the lengths you would like. All tips come with a loop in each end.
Airflo bulk sink tip material comes in three sizes as follows:
Sinks at 7-inches per second and weighs 7 grains per foot. T-7 is the best choice for most single-handed rods when you want to connect the sink-tip to the head of your floating line and make your own “multi-tip” system. (NOTE: It is highly recommended that you cut off the forward taper of your floating line, build a loop, and attach a sink-tip which weighs close to the same as that which you cut off for single-handed rods). It is also the best choice for lighter Skagit heads of around 450 grains or lighter.
Sinks at 8-inches per second and weighs 10 grains per foot. T-10 is the best choice for many Spey applications in our opinion. We recommend T-10 for Skagit heads in grain weights between 450 and 600 grains.
Sinks at 9.5-inches per second and weighs 14 grains per foot. T-14 is the ideal choice on Skagit heads above 600 grains.
Airflo sink-tip material uses a multifilament braided core. This braided core offers advantages over nylon monofilament cores in a few key areas. Those advantages include: 1) The core is less resistant to heat, which enables us to weld loops onto the tip without compromising the strength of the core. 2) The multifilament core also allows you to splice the tip into the core of other fly lines with multifilament cores and make spliced sink-tip lines. 3) The multifilament core also stretches much less than nylon monofilament core fly lines for more solid hook sets.