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FLY LINE FRICTION – LOWER VALUES ARE SLICKER
Y= Friction (Drag = oz – f) | X = Length (in)

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  • AST Plus

THE SLICKEST LINES ON THE MARKET


Our revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive produces the slickest fly lines on the market, period. Fly lines with AST Plus are 50% slicker than lines with our old AST slickness additive, and nearly 70% slicker than the closest competitor. The reduction in friction results in longer casts, easier pick-ups off the water, and lines that last longer than ever before.

How to read this chart: When measuring slickness, we focus on ounces of friction (or drag) at startup. Friction on a fly line through the guides is inherently a bad thing, so lower drag values mean that lines are slicker and therefore perform better. In this chart, you can see that lines with AST Plus feature far less friction on startup than lines with our old AST, and even less friction than lines from our top competitors.

INCREASED DURABILITY


In addition to creating the slickest lines on the planet, AST Plus increases the durability of fly lines by leaps and bounds. Throughout our durability testing, lines with AST Plus consistently performed better than any other lines on the market. On average, lines with AST Plus last 862% longer than lines from our top three competitors.

How to read this chart: In our durability testing, we affix a weight to the end of a line and run it through the tip-top of a fly rod. One cycle constitutes the lowering and raising of this weight to provide friction through the guide. In looking at this chart, it is evident that lines with AST Plus last far longer than the lines of our top three competitors. In fact, lines with AST Plus last over 120% longer than the closest competition and, on average, 862% longer than the top three competitors.

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MAINTAINS SLICKNESS


One of the most unique, and beneficial, aspects of AST Plus is that it is a coating additive, meaning it is built down to the core of each line and not just an overcoat that can wear off quickly. As our lines wear, AST Plus moves throughout the coating, constantly moving to the surface to regenerate slickness. This means that lines with AST Plus maintain that out-of-the-box slickness long after you spool one on your reel.

LINES WITH AST PLUS