Why are Airflo Lines Different?
Anatomy of an Airflo fly line
Traditionally fly line design has been a balance between two major
components, predominantly the coating and inner core – combined they form
the fly line and each can be varied to better suit the application.
coating has a number of tasks to perform – suppleness, taper profile,
lubrication, abrasion resistance, density control and core adhesion. With
traditional fly line manufacture these features need to be incorporated
into a single coating and with so many tasks to perform it has often been
a compromise to optimize fly line performance.
Polyfuse XT Technology
developed a technology one stage further along the evolutionary path,
being the only company to add twin coat in a single process to all their
fly lines with their unique patented PolyFuse XT process. The large inner
coating controls each line's density, core adhesion and a substantial part
of the line's suppleness. The slim outer coating, is harder for improved
shootability and is saturated with the new PolyFuse XT lubrication system.
Placed here it is far more effective at lubricating the line and doesn’t
affect the inner coatings core adhesion. Unlike competitors coating
systems, PolyFuse XT has two layers fused together while both are still
molten at the production stage – this eliminates any possible delamination
and gives incredible durability.
reason why Airflo are the only company to offer a 5 year non-crack
Polyfuse XT True Density Coatings
is an advanced development in PolyFuse XT technology which really sets
Airflo apart from our competitors floating fly lines.
PolyFuse XT technology allows placement of the required materials in the
exact part of the fly line for optimum performance exactly where needed.
TDC technology controls the density of each floating line throughout its
entire length to give you a line that floats high at the tip, while
maintaining shootability throughout its higher density 'distance casting'
use of both PolyFuse XT and TDC technologies have been combined to create
the optimum floating fly line coating system.
Airflo fly lines are made on a variety of cores to ensure the lines
perform perfectly under the special conditions they will be used. We
currently manufacture on either a braided multi-filament nylon or a single
strand nylon co-polymer monocore, depending on the fly line application.
Braided Cores: Generally more supple for low memory, braided cores
trap air for buoyancy and stretch easily under low loads – braids are
normally used for floating lines where suppleness is often a key to
Tec Braided Cores: A new low stretch braided core that performs well
in extremely cold conditions is being utilized in some of specialist fly
lines. Excellent for effective hook set at long range.
Mono Cores: Utilized for all freshwater sinking lines, saltwater
models and the majority of our specialist fly lines. Mono cores allows
more consistent faster sinking lines and vary the core to affect the
stretch levels and enhance take detection and improved hook set.
Airflo floating fly lines are produced with a honeycomb structure of tiny
gas bubbles - something that can be controlled with pinpoint accuracy.