Scientific Anglers Fly Line Technologies

 

Throughout our 50+ year history, our superior chemistry has provided unmatched durability, permanent slickness, optimal floatation and sink rates that are unsurpassed in fly fishing.  Our proprietary technologies and designs continue to be ahead of their time — allowing Scientific Anglers to bring you the future of fly fishing today. The following include some of our break through technologies:

 

Advanced shooting

Scientific Anglers’ patented dry-slick technology provides continual line slickness, allowing the line to shoot farther as it moves through the guides. Lines with AST easily shed dirt, algae, and other parasitic drag particles, allowing lines to cast farther, float higher, and stay cleaner than traditional lines.

Advanced shooting plus

A new formulation of our patented dry-slick technology provides continual line slickness over the lifetime of the line. Up to 40% slicker than other lines, fly lines with AST Plus cast farther, float higher, and stay cleaner than any other lines ever built.

Floating texture

A radical modification of smooth-surfaced fly lines. SA Floating Texture traps air to provide superior shootability and flotation while eliminating line flash and vastly reducing friction. Lines sit higher in the water, offering less drag and water spray, as well as easier mending, roll casting, and pick-ups.

Improved dry tip

Utilising a unique blend of microballoons, we have developed a fly-line tip section that floats twice as high as a standard line. The tip section will be floating higher with our Dry Tip Technology, which means easier strike detection, less drag from the front of the line and more positive hook-ups.

Line identification system

Meet the Scientific Anglers Line Identification System. SA•ID is an innovative line-marking system allowing you to identify your lines at a glance. Wonder if a shooting head is 200 grain or a 300? Just look at the SA•ID. The SA•ID can be found on the first 1-2 feet of the tip section of your line.

Camo

Our camo technology creates a stealthy blend of muted colours on fly lines, providing much-needed stealth for wary fish, low-water situations, and any time where an additional bit of deception is necessary.

Shooting texture

SA Shooting Texture features precisely replicated hemispherical divots, similar to those found on a golf ball’s surface. This evolution of our texturing technology has less texture on its surface so it feels like a traditional fly line but performs with the benefits of texturing. The line lasts longer, floats higher, casts easier and fishes better.

Sonar technology

For every one fish eating on top, there are ten feeding beneath it. Our Sonar sinking technology takes flies to where the fish are: beneath the surface. Using proprietary tungsten formulations and unique tapering, the SONAR sinking technology gets flies down, and keeps them there.

Tactile reference point

The Tactile Reference Point is a non-embossed section of line where the end of the head meets the running line. This allows you to feel — and hear — the transition from our textured technologies so that you always know how much line is out of the rod.

Tropi-Core technology

Lines with Tropi-Core™ technology can withstand the hottest boat decks and the warmest water environments. Combine the Tropi-Core™ technology with our proprietary hard saltwater coating and species-specific tapers, and you have the best in saltwater fly-line performance and technology.

Welded loop

A welded Loop produces smoother casts and easier turnover with a seamless fly-line-to-loop transition, making for softer landings and cleaner pickups. The sleek design maintains buoyancy for improved flotation and enables quicker connections between fly line and leaders or fly line and backing.

Welded loops

Welded Loops produce smoother casts and easier turnover with a seamless fly-line-to-loop transition, making for softer landings and cleaner pickups. The sleek design maintains buoyancy for improved flotation and enables quicker connections between fly line and leaders or fly line and backing.

100 pound core

In the development of lines that could stand up against fish such as arapaima or giant trevally, we realized the first thing we had to do was strengthen the core. And strengthen it we did. Lines featuring our 100-lb. core have a super-strong single-strand monofilament core designed to handle the hottest environments and the biggest fish.

Seamless Density

Our new Seamless Density (SD) technology gives you a better connection to the fly. SD technology helps to eliminate hinging during casting, which is quite common when you have significant, instant density changes in fly lines. The ultimate in smooth casting multiple-density fly lines.

Audible Reference Point

The Audible Reference Point is the inverse of the Tactile Reference Point. It is an embossed section of lne where the head meets the running line, allowing you to hear the transition as you strip in line. Available on our Spey Lite collection.