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Default Re: AirFlo Super-Dri Elite

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I had a Airflo Ridge line a few years back. it was the worst line I've ever owned for memory - it stayed coiled like a spring, particularly in the cold.

Curious if anyone else has found this too, or if they've fixed this problem.
No problems with any of the ones I've tried.
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Default Re: AirFlo Super-Dri Elite

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I had a Airflo Ridge line a few years back. it was the worst line I've ever owned for memory - it stayed coiled like a spring, particularly in the cold.

Curious if anyone else has found this too, or if they've fixed this problem.
I had that problem with some of the earlier Airflo lines before they invented the Ridge, but have not had it with the Ridge.
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Default Re: AirFlo Super-Dri Elite

I have a few Airflo lines and I don't have issues with coils, maybe I jumped in with them at the right time. Sounds like some of you have had some older model lines that have given you problems.

I'm really considering the SD Elite based on personal experience with the Technical Trout line I've got and more so, the time I've spent with SD Mend. I fished that this winter in some cold water and really enjoyed it.

Anyone have first hand experience with this line on rods that also like Rio Gold?
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Default Re: AirFlo Super-Dri Elite

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I had a Airflo Ridge line a few years back. it was the worst line I've ever owned for memory - it stayed coiled like a spring, particularly in the cold.

Curious if anyone else has found this too, or if they've fixed this problem.
They have for sure! Last two generations (supple tactical and super-dri) are among the most memory-free of all lines. You'll notice this even as it comes off the factory spool.
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Default Re: AirFlo Super-Dri Elite

I was on another Airflo thread asking a fisherman whose using the SD Exceed for his 4wt Zenith and he is very happy with the line. I am going to give that line a try.
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I am curious to hear some more opinions too. I read elsewhere the elite is true to weight while the xceed is 1/2 wt over. Getting ready for new lines on a four and five wt.
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I wanted to post my experience with these lines. I love the way they cast and mend. They are no better than Rio trout lines, but very nice. I used it for three days, two of which were washed out by rain, on Spring Creek, PA. On the last evening the Sulphers were hatching, and 10-12 trout were rising. With 20 minutes of daylight left I tangled my 6x tippet on my fly line on a forward cast. The tippet was wrapped around the AirFlo DT 4 weight line, and it had sliced completely threw the entire line to the braided core. Needless to say my fishing was over for the night. I have never had this happen with any fly line. I don't know what they use instead of PVC, but if a 6x tippet cut it I don't want it. I'm going back to Rio Trout lines.
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About a month ago I purchase the 3 wt elite and was not too happy do not know if it was a batch or a fluke. The first line at the leader end had what were two crush marks to the core, returned it and bought another which had the same thing except 6 marks to the core.
I did email with pictures Air Flow and they said it is a first and they said they offered a discount.
I moved on and will stick with SA or RIO.
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I wanted to post my experience with these lines. I love the way they cast and mend. They are no better than Rio trout lines, but very nice. I used it for three days, two of which were washed out by rain, on Spring Creek, PA. On the last evening the Sulphers were hatching, and 10-12 trout were rising. With 20 minutes of daylight left I tangled my 6x tippet on my fly line on a forward cast. The tippet was wrapped around the AirFlo DT 4 weight line, and it had sliced completely threw the entire line to the braided core. Needless to say my fishing was over for the night. I have never had this happen with any fly line. I don't know what they use instead of PVC, but if a 6x tippet cut it I don't want it. I'm going back to Rio Trout lines.
Airflo uses Polyurethane instead of PVC. A distinct advantage of this is less if any cracking after years of use and another plus is that it's resistant to Deet. For what it's worth to you, I've done the same thing to Rio line so my suspicion is that it had more to do with the specific tangle you got on this one and less to do with the brand. If you still have the line and the core itself hasn't been cut, you can easily repair it with some tubing and a heat gun. Although you're not making loops, read this thread and you can likely get the idea of how to repair it.

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Default Re: AirFlo Super-Dri Elite

Over the years myself & others I know have used Airflo Lines although we found they were good Lines which would Cast & Shoot well we also had Memory problems as we do a lot of Night Fishing.
Even though I still have a couple I've stayed away from them & always wondered what their new Lines were like.
Thanks Guys as I now know & will try them again even though I have many other once or unused Lines.
I used mainly a Cortland Syllk Line in Alaska Last year & found it to be quite good..
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