Why choose an Airflo Super-DRI Fly Line?

Since the launch of the Super-Dri Range by Airflo, we have been inundated with customers, fishers and foe with questions about these new fly lines; so we’ve put together this little video about the Airflo Super-dry floating fly lines…

The Super-Dri range offers the best floating line range on the market, offering a variety of lines in many sizes and densities to get you casting further and fishing better than ever before.

The range explained:

Elite –  Is our ‘go-to’ trout taper. The standard head length and modest front taper will allow any angler to present a fly with ease at distance with great presentation. This line does it all, great for all aspects of trout fishing.

Xceed – Has been designed to load today’s faster action fly rods. This slightly heavier weight forward head has a condensed taper optimized for casting into the wind and generating higher line speeds. This is the best floating line whether your fishing dries or subsurface.

Lake Pro – Specifically designed for the Stillwater angler, this line utilizes the popular DELTA taper profile for easy distance even when casting multiple flies.

Distance ProA PRO Staff favourite – has been designed for ultimate distance whether your fishing from the bank or boat. Featuring our longest belly on any single hand fly line.

Mend –  Designed to make nymphing and chucking big bugs easy, This line has a thicker tip diameter which helps turn over indicators or bungs, coupled to an extended head for enhanced mending control when fishing that crease across the other side of the river.

New Airflo Super-Dri Fly Lines

Airflo Super-Dri Xceed

Super-Dri Xceed

Airflo have always been at the forefront of fly line technology and design being able to producing some of the best tapers and most technically advanced fly lines on the market. With the opportunity to test and use some of the absolute best materials available, Airflo have developed a new series of fly lines which will not disappoint. Despite the reputation they may have gained of old, the new floating line range Super-Dri has turned a new leaf, something nobody should look past when in the market for a new floating line.

The new Super-Dri fly lines have been developed with Airflo’s patented polymer, a new chemist formulated material which repels water, dirt and surface scum better than any other material in the history of fly lines. The Super-Dri line all but eliminates friction, adding distance to your cast, something all anglers long for whatever their ability. At the same time the new material optimizes line floatation – The floating properties are a permanent part of the fly line, not like others where the floatant is added to the surface of the line, a coating which is prone to leaching out forcing you to treat your line. The Super-Dri family floats high on the surface rather than in it, it sits 10 – 15 percent higher than any other fly line, allowing the line to be peeled effortlessly from the surface with minimum drag whatsoever, making it the perfect partner for long casters who need to set the hook at range, or lifting off to re-cast at rising fish. The ultimate dry fly line?

The Super-Dri family of lines feature ‘Zone Technology‘, a new fly line concept that uses a low compression compound in areas of the line that is exposed to the most stress. A section of harder polymer at the back of the head and into the running line, the hauling zone. This harder polymer section is configured to increase shootability by producing less friction in the rod rings. *Where a fly line is hauled through the guides the contact it receives from the eyes and the hinging effect caused by the cast, the fly line coating heats up, which leaders to it sticking to the guides. This hardened section eliminates this and allows the line to glide through the rod rings making longer casts.

Super-Dri Features

  • Ultimate high floating PVC-free material
  • Repels water better than any other material
  • Repels dirt and surface scum
  • Glides through the rod Guides, effortlessly casting extreme distances
  • No ‘added’ secondary floating coating – It’s all built into the plastic meaning water repellence is permanent.
  • Easily lifts of the water, less surface disturbance adding stealth and efficiency
  • Easily mendable due to it floating higher adding length to drag free drifts
  • Lines are ridged and feature Airflo’s superior power-core

The Super-Dri range consists of five unique tapers which are specifically designed to aid anglers in every fishing situation possible, from everything between throwing tight loops under overhanging trees or launching a long cast into the horizon. The Super-Dri Xceed (pictured above) has been designed to generate high line speeds that get the most out of the fast action rods of today. The Xceed fly line has a slightly heavier weight forward head with a condensed taper, ideal for casting your flies into a head win. Available in WF tapers from 3 through to 9 weights.


Elite Super-Dri Fly Line

The Elite features our go to trout taper, the extremely popular impact taper. A modest front taper and standard head length, this line will do it all, great for all aspects of trout fishing, boat or bank, river, lake or small water. Available in three ideal colours, Lichen Green in WF 2-7, Sunrise Yellow in WF 3-7 and Lichen Green/Sunrise Yellow in a DT 3-6.


Lake PRO Super-Dri Fly Line

The Lake Pro Super-Dri flyline features the DELTA taper which utilises this formation for easy distance casts with multiple flies, something a lake angler often needs. The longer rear taper allows anglers to get better turnover at distance. The Lake Pro is available in sizes 5-8 in WF taper only, pale mint coloured.


Mend Super-Dri Fly Line

Airflo’s Mend flyline has been designed to make nymphing and chucking big bugs across the stream easier than ever before. Featuring a thicket tip diameter, to help turn over less aerodynamic flies or indicators, coupled with an extended head which helps for mending and keeping control of your flies at longer distances. The Mend is Coral coloured available in WF 4-8.


Distance PRO Super-Dri Fly Line

For the extreme casters the Super-Dri Distance Pro is our longest belly single hand fly line, designed for ultimate distance casts and mending control. An Airflo Pro Staff Favourite.   If you’re confused and need help choosing a fly line or taper that would suit you, take a look at our buying guides to learn more about our fly line tapers and construction.