Techy Thursdays - So what exactly is Super-Dri?
Starting with Airflo’s patented polymer, their chemists formulated Super-DRI, a new material that repels water, dirt, and surface scum better than any material in the history of fly lines. The team at Airflo are always looking for ways to improve fly line performance. New advances in NANO material technology has allowed them to make a line that floats better and shoots farther than ever before...enter the Super-DRI.
Over the years, we’ve all greased fly lines to help them float higher; now imagine a line that would give you incredible water repulsion without ever having to treat the line again. Super-DRI takes fly lines to the next level with a permanent compound of ultra water repulsive PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene), which due to new advances in Nano technology, its smaller particle size prevents water absorption into the coating.
The lowest coefficient of friction known to man, so the benefits to line speed and casting performance go without saying.
SUPER-DRI ZONE TECH
A supple fly line offers many benefits to the fly fisher, a softer line follows the surface currents better, helping you to control drag and having less memory in colder conditions, they always feel nicer to handle. Forming a high speed casting loop is far easier in a supple line, but turn up the heat to summer conditions and the area of the line subjected to the haul can become sticky and drag in the guides as the line loses its shape due to compression. With some clever engineering, Airflo has been able to subtly change the hardness of the coating in the Zone area to reduce compression, resulting in superior line speed and greater shootability across a wider temperature range.
All lines claim to be higher floating than any other, but in Airflo’s recovery speed lab test against all other market leading brands, Super-DRI fly lines had tip recovery speeds faster than any other line, proving that Airflo fly lines have a lower Specific Gravity than any of our competitors in any comparable line size.
And here’s more info in video form: