Airflo - Year of the Rio Sponsor


Introducing our first sponsor for Year of the Rio: Airflo

For nearly 70 years, the majority of fly lines have been made from PVC - a naturally rigid plastic that requires the use of plasticizers to make PVC lines functional.  These plasticizers are anything but a permanent part of a PVC line.  You see, from the minute it's made, a PVC line starts breaking down - leaching plasticizers into the environment and contaminating you and the waters you fish.  Once it has shed enough of these, it becomes prone to cracking, even failure.  If that's not enough, as it decomposes, PVC is known to release Dioxins - a group of lethal, bioaccumulating toxins.  Consequently, it is almost impossible to safely recycle PVC line.  All of which is why Airflo never uses PVC.  Instead, our lines are made from Polyurethane - an inert, stable, fully recyclable material that requires no plasticizers and lasts far longer than PVC.

Airflo has graciously donated several lines to support the Year of the Rio!  These will be used for prizes are part of the Year of the Rio Photo Contests.

Superflo Universal Taper WF-5 Floating

Who says the proverbial jack of all trades is always a master of none? This line does it all - and beautifully so, at that.

With a taper born from hundreds upon hundreds of hours of testing on literally dozens of different rods, the Universal Taper serves the dry fly angler, the nymph fisherman and the streamer chucker - all with equal mastery.

A great all round taper with a wide range of applications.  Loads at short range.  Longer rear taper provides multiple pick up points.  Casts a very wide range of fly sizes.  Haul zone extends the usable head length.  And the ultra-thin running like shoots like hell and takes up less spool space.

Superflo Power Taper WF-5 Floating
Designed specifically for modern, fast action rods, the SPT was created for anglers looking to cast big flies a country miles, straight into a 20 knot wind, using stiff powerful rod.  

With an aggressive rear taper, and forward-biased concentration of mass the Superflo Power Taper is designed to be anything but subtle. Even it's coloration packs a punch. 

Ideal for throwing big flies or hucking junk.  Quickly loads at short range.  Large tip diameter turns over big flies.  Longer rear taper provides multiple pick up points.  Haul zone extends the usable head length.  Ultra-thin running line shoots like hell and takes up less spool space.

Superflo XCEED WF-7 Floating

The Airflo Superflo Xceed taper features a slightly more aggressive tip taper, superbly increasing turn over at short range, as well as propelling weighted flies with ease.

The Superflo Xceed fly line has been designed with a slightly heavier front end taper, this allows the line to be loaded on the more common faster action fly rods of today. 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 fly line on the market for fishing a dry, or washing line technique.  

The 'Big Gun' of the range, designed to effortlessly load today's modern fast action fly rods.  A slightly more aggressive tip makes this a great line for your casts to straighten out more easily with larger flies.

Be sure to support Airflo and the other sponsors that help support the Year of the Rio.  Let them know you appreciate their help!