Airflo, a leading fly fishing brand has released a fully recycled fly line spool. The first-ever fully recycled spool is made from recycled polypropylene. The common plastic is not only recycled plastic but is also widely recyclable across the world. Polypropylene is chemically inert with a low impact on the environment, no toxic waste, no emissions, no fluorocarbons, and no halogens.
Gareth Jones, Director of Sales at Airflo mentions, “We created these new spools due to Airflo’s commitment to the planet, the new spools will result in less plastic waste, and anglers and fly shops will be able to recycle the spools easily in normal curbside recycling bins. In the past, we have used plant-based plastics for our spools but found they would deteriorate in humid conditions, and there was a shelf life to them. The new polypropylene spools are rigid and have a locking mechanism. Along with texture on the inner spool making it easier to spool up fly line.”
The new spools are currently replacing all of the old line spools. Airflo has already incorporated these new spools into production, anglers should already be seeing these new recycled fly line spools. More info on Airflo’s website.