Posted on November 30 2020
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. Unfortunately, these plasticizers are anything but a permanent part of a PVC fly line.
You see, from the minute it’s made, a PVC line begins breaking down — leaching plasticizers into the environment and contaminating you and the waters you fish. Once it has shed enough of these chemicals, it becomes prone to cracking, and sometimes, even failure.
As if all that’s not enough, as it decomposes, PVC is known to release Dioxins — a group of lethal, bio-accumulating toxins. Consequently, it’s virtually impossible to safely dispose of a PVC line.
All of which is why Airflo has never used PVC to produce our lines. Since 1984, our lines have been made from Polyurethane — an inert, stable, recyclable material that requires no plasticizers, performs better and lasts far longer than PVC lines.
To learn more about the best performing fly lines on — and for— the planet, visit your local fly shop or check out the new Airflo North America website at airfloUSA.com