SLICKNESS - Our unique combination of polymers and plasticizers, together with the revolutionary ‘dry-slickness’ of AST (see below), results in an inherent stiffness and permanent slickness unsurpassed in fly fishing. It’s also the reason you can cast our lines with less effort over short and long distances.
If AST Improved shootability and only shootability, it would still be heralded as one of the great advancements in the history of fly fishing. The way AST lines shoot is something not previously achieved and something still not equaled. But when you include all of the other benefits, listed below, there’s just no denying that AST lines are the lines to buy if you want to be the best fly fisher you can be.
What exactly is AST? It’s a patented ‘dry-slick’ coating that enhances every aspect of floating line performance. Integrated within the line coating, amazing AST has redefined fly-line performance by achieving a unique ‘dry’ slickness that keeps the line sick and clean.
Scientific Anglers pioneered the advances in core design and continues to lead the industry. We use braided monofilament, braided multifilament, or single strand monofilament cores, depending upon the application
The design and construction of fly line cores is a very time intensive, complicated, and costly endeavor. But thanks to our proprietary 3M processes, at Scientific Anglers, we're able to achieve the optimal balance of properties for the industry's most trusted performance.
Mastery Series all-weather braided multifilament cores are designed with optimum air entrapment, which not only provides maximum flotation, but also minimizes memory. Our braided monofilament cores, on the other hand, are built stiffer - with 3M Tropi-Core technology - to reduce tangling, improve shooting, and enhance overall performance in warmer environments.