With almost every angler looking for improved performance from the single most used fly line on the planet; it’s easy to see why a floating fly line that casts easier, floats higher where required, has almost zero memory and lasts measurably longer than any competitor would be deemed a significant benefit – enter SuperFlo!
Historically, Airflo floating lines have not always been at the top table, whilst having several properties that make them incredible, they have sometimes been lacking in certain areas. Things have changed in recent years, with the Ridge Lines in particular being superb floating fly lines. Moving forward, SuperFlo are the next generation of floating fly lines from Airflo and we feel they can now sit at the head of the table.
Airflo are the only company who extrude Polyurethane as super tough coating on their fly lines, but with extrusion comes certain technical difficulties that have up to this point made it impossible to smoothly make a large ratio between head and running line diameters.
Low diameter running lines are a key element of making a line come to life, giving both the head and the rod increased line/recovery speed that really make you smile when you cast.
With the inclusion of Airflo’s new FLO technology, they are are now able to make lines that have running lines slimmer in diameter than any competitor, without any of the durability issues associated with PVC.
Historically the running line diameter of a #5 Airflo floating fly line would be in the region of 1.1mm and our competitors, as low as 0.95mm. Now with Flo technology, Airflo are able to smoothly transfer to running line diameters as lows as 0.85mm on the same line. This may only seem fractional, but due to the reduction in line weight, the head of your fly line is now able to pick up a longer length of running line on the final delivery.
The head on each line is created with a supple PU coating that takes less energy to form a casting loop, making the line far more efficient at generating line speed. Whilst the running lines are made from a harder skin, to make them handle well and last even longer. At the start of each running line is a 20’ ‘Low Compression Zone’ another Airflo initiative that improves haul speed and makes the line feel really slick on very long casts.
CDC – Complete density control, allows Airflo to change density and water repellent levels appropriate to the situation a line is used – for instance, a Long distance Lake Line will have lower buoyancy levels than a Presentation line designed to float high at short range on a bumbling stream.
Airflo’s brand new SuperFlo Series is a product we have always wanted to offer – finally there is a floating line that will seriously improve your experience on the water. It maintains all the benefits of low stretch cores, neat welded loops, whilst incorporating Airflo FLO technology to make what we believe is the ultimate floating fly line.
Initially available in two taper designs, a Presentation taper and a Stillwater taper.
The Presentation is available in WF3F to WF7F with a Lichen Green Head and Sunrise Yellow running line. The Stillwater is available in WF5-WF9 and two head colours, Hi-Vis Fluo. Chartreuse or Low-Vis Lichen green, both have an ivory coloured running line and are 35yds long.
The Presentation features the Elite taper design and is a true to weight AFTM fly line.
- TIP -0.5’
- FRONT TAPER – 7.5’
- BELLY – 25’
- REAR TAPER – 7’
- RUNNING LINE – 50’
The Stillwater features an updated version of the famous Airflo Delta taper, the slightly shorter front taper brings the weight of the belly into the cast sooner and loads quickly to help you cover rising fish fast.
- TIP -1’
- FRONT TAPER – 15’
- BELLY – 18’
- REAR TAPER – 12’
- RUNNING LINE – 59’
All SuperFlo lines will have an RRP of £69.99, but as an introductory offer to UK customers will be available at £49.99 for the first 3 months after the launch.