The Airflo Super-Dri ELITE Fly Line

Airflo’s ability to create a fly line that floats higher, shoots better and lasts longer than any other on the market has deemed the Super-Dri range one of the best money can buy. Using a Super-Teflon material, these lines almost repel water and sit 10% higher than other floating line. 

The Airflo Super-Dri Elite fly line is our ‘go-to’ trout taper. The ideal line for anglers at any level looking for their next floating line. The Elite boasts a modest overall belly length of 40 feet with both short front and rear tapers, this line basically does it all from delicate presentation with micro dries through to nymph fishing at range. Also available in a technical double taper where the line can be reversed for varying tapers.

Click here to view the Ridge Super-Dri Elite on the Fishtec Website

The Airflo Super-Dri MEND Fly Line

With new fly line technology here at Airflo, we are able to create fly fishing lines like no other in history. With ‘Zone Technology’ we has hardened certain sections of our Super-Dri range to give better shootability to maximize distance with minimal effort.

The Super-Dri Mend from Airflo utilises these advancements perfectly, allowing us to create a fly line which mends beautifully, even in the most turbulent currents, and turn over large indicators or dry flies with ease as you so often need to do whilst river fishing. The Airflo Super-Dri Mend makes the ultimate nymph fishing line for both rivers and lakes. With a short tip taper – 0.5ft – and a head length of just 36 feet, it’s design allows large flies to be turned over with excellence.

Click here to view the Ridge Super-Dri Mend on the Fishtec Website

The Airflo Super-Dri Distance Pro Fly Line

The Super-Dri range from Airflo is set to be the best selling Airflo floating line. Specifically designed for the serious floating line fisherman, this range of Airflo fly lines has outperformed many of the competitors already.

A great bank fishing line for UK anglers, the Super-Dri Distance Pro fly line is the only floating line you will need to power some tight loops towards the horizon. The extremely long head and belly – 57 feet – is not ideally suited to the beginner. But those who can handle such a head length will create some monster casts with perfect turnover, even with a team of two or three flies!

Click here to view the Ridge Super-Dri Distance Pro on the Fishtec Website

The Airflo Super-Dri Xceed Fly Line

You’ve all heard the hype about the Airflo Super-Dri range, but how good are the lines that are within the range? Why should you choose one over the other? This week we’ll be giving the lowdown on each of the lines throughout the Super-Dri Range with in-depth videos from our US correspondent, Tim Rajeff and Sales Director, Gareth Jones!

Developed specifically for the serious floating line anglers, the Super-Dri range glides through the rod rings and repels water, dirt and scum better than any other line in the history of fly lines.

The Xceed has been designed to load the fast action rods of today. Offering a heavier, condensed front end taper the Xceed optimizes it’s profile to generate a high line speed, perfect for fishing accurately at close range or belting a line into a strong headwind. Featuring Airflos new ‘zone technology’ the Xceed has a low compression section to ensure you get the maximum distance from your cast when hauling. This hardened zone ensures the line doesn’t stick or compress against the line guides.

Click here to view the Ridge Super-Dri Xceed on the Fishtec Website


Fly Fishing for Bass on the Rips

Fly Fishing for Bass | Fishtec

Bass caught from the Zen2 |

A few years ago I would have classed myself as a fly purist. I have somewhat turned to the dark side over the last few years , to the extent that I now take as many lure anglers bass fishing on Zen2 as I do Fly fishermen. This diversion to the dark side has actually enhanced my knowledge of my local waters and Bass locations . The light lure rod is such a ruthlessly efficient fun boat fishing tool. I can switch from a light rubber stick bait to a Surface lure and then over to an 80 g Shad just by undoing a clip on the end of my leader.

Fishing Shads, rather than fishing with conventional fly fishing methods, has made me realise that if I want to catch big Bass consistently during daylight hours then I often need to get the lure down. Bass will come in tight to the shore under the cover of darkness or in low light, but once the sun breaks through, these larger fish often sneak back into deeper water and hold in strong currents.

Zen2 Plymouth

When I invested in Zen 2 I applied the same no compromise  philosophy to the tackle as I did the Boat , electronics , MCA coding and my charter skippers ticket . My search for good quality sinking lines that are user friendly led me to Airflo and 2013 will be my 3 rd season using Airflo fly fishing lines.  The sinking line range I’ve been using is exceptional, the Depth Finders and Forty Plus shooting heads are excellent and most importantly they are relatively use friendly. Lets be honest 300 g and 400 g sinking lines are always going to freak out the floating line trout guys. This kind of deep work requires patience and perseverance and the willingness to duck on the forward cast!

If you really want to scour the depths and hold you fly down in strong currents or wind against tide scenarios then a heavy fly will also make a big difference. My XL Clousers are absolute dogs to cast – I wont lie. They do however get  down there amongst the fish. This year I will be fishing the largest flies I can. Big Bass are greedy lazy fish. I think a sparse tiny fly in deep water will catch fish but I feel more confident with a meaty meal on the end of my leader. Synthetic fly materials become essential. We fish 9 and 10# outfits on Zen2.

Its been a slow start to the season, the water temperatures are low. The fish seem to be deep. Check out this Pollack we had on a light lure on Saturday! That’s one more fish that we should or could have hooked on the fly. But you’ve gotta be in it to win it! So if your ready to get down deep and dirty in the rips. Look me up!

Pollock on the Zen2 | Fishtec

Post written by Austen Goldsmith |

The Airflo Story

Behind the scenes at Airflo with ‘The Airflo Story’!

Most standard fly lines may look or feel the same, and you may think they are made in the same way, but here at Airflo we like to spice things up! Richard Wothers, Production manager at Airflo, shows you the development and production of Airflo Fly Lines. This video describes to you, the angler, the thought process behind designing our fly lines along with an on the water and in the factory tour explaining Airflo’s patented materials and manufacturing process.

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, we’ve been able to create some brilliant fly fishing lines that will suit any fly fishing scenario around the world.

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.