Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fly Products...ARC Fishing Pt. 2: Tippet Materials

ARC Fishing "Fly Product" Showcase Part 2: Tippet Materials-

For those of you who missed Part 1: Fly Lines from yesterday, here's a little info to catch you up on ARC Fishing. Click the link above to check out yesterday's (Part 1) post.

Born in 2014 and introduced to the world at IFTD 2014, ARC (Angling Research Company) Fishing has moved into the market by filling gaps where product design has yet to go. They are "a company dedicated to innovation and angler-centric technology in pursuit of the highest performance fly lines, leaders, and tippet material for fly fisherman of all skill levels." With an initial focus on leaders, tippet, and lines, they have brought their own mix of technology that simply makes sense.

ARC Fishing initially launched with 6 different fly lines, 3 different types of tippets that range from 0X-7X, and one type of leader that comes in 3 different lengths. Lets run through the lineup and lay out what each has to offer over the course of the next three days, starting with the fly lines...

Here is their story...

"We launched ARC Fishing with an ambitious goal: to demonstrate there’s still plenty of opportunity for innovation in the tippet, fly line and leader markets.

Along the way, we’ve partnered with world-class manufacturers who share our passion for fly fishing, combining materials knowledge and manufacturing expertise to create the most technically advanced and versatile tippet, leaders, and fly lines on the market today. All designed with a single purpose: to help you land more fish.
Our design philosophy emphasizes simplicity, but not at the expense of performance. ARC products are packed with the latest features and technologies, including some market firsts. And, all designed to deliver unmatched performance under the most demanding fishing conditions.
As one of the industry’s newest companies, we’re committed to earning your business. We know the only way to do that is to offer products with a clear advantage over the competition.
But don’t take our word for it. Take our products to a river, lake or the flats to see what they can do. We’re confident you won’t be disappointed.

We look forward to talking to you about the full line of ARC Fishing products and seeing you on the water!"

-Founders Dayne Glass and Travis Thompson

Here's a little video thrown together by MidCurrent at IFTD with Travis of ARC explaining a little more about their tippets...


"At ARC Fishing, our design team asks a lot of questions. Questions like “What kinds of new products would make fly fishing more productive and enjoyable?” It’s that kind of thinking that led us to great new products like our ARC Fluorocoat fluorocarbon coated nylon tippet, a product that takes tippet to a whole new level of performance."

"Everyone knows stealth is a critical element of fly fishing. Yet no company has applied the science of camouflage to tippet…until now. Drawing on our manufacturer’s decades of experience with monofilament and synthetic lines, we’re offering a totally new class of tippet that’s supple yet strong and offers the added low visibility benefits of a camouflage pattern. Another ARC Fishing first."


ARC Fluorocoat is fly fishing’s first fluorocarbon coated nylon tippet. This unique tippet combines the strength and suppleness of nylon with the durability and low visibility of fluorocarbon in a single line. Thanks to its high-grade fluorocarbon coating, ARC Fluorocoat maintains almost 100% of its strength in water, unlike conventional nylon tippet which can weaken by 15% when wet. Superior knot strength, outstanding abrasion resistance, and a super smooth finish are other key benefits of this groundbreaking new tippet.
 MSRP: $6.95


-Maintains strength in water unlike conventional nylon tippet

-Outstanding softness for excellent feel

-Controlled low stretch for improved hookset and cast ability

-High abrasion resistance and impact strength

-Color coded retainer bands for easy identification


ARC Camo, the fly fishing industry’s first multi-colored camouflage tippet, is engineered to offer maximum invisibility in a wide range of fishing conditions. The perfect choice for anglers who consider high strength and low visibility the most important features, ARC Camo’s unique color pattern reduces light transmission and blends with the natural background environment making the line virtually invisible.
 MSRP: $5.95

-Proprietary, multicolor line pattern for maximum invisibility in a variety of fishing conditions
-Extra suppleness for life-like fly presentation
-High abrasion resistance and superior knot strength
-Ultra consistent diameter
-Controlled low stretch for improved feel and hook set
-Color coded retainer bands for easy identification


ARC Fluoro NXT utilizes the latest in PVDF copolymer materials and a state-of-the-art extrusion process to produce a superior 100% fluorocarbon tippet. Premium ARC Fluoro NXT is virtually invisible in water, maintains its strength and suppleness when wet and offers outstanding abrasion resistance and knot strength.
MSRP: $17.95

-Latest generation 100% fluorocarbon material
-Nearly invisible in water
-Extra suppleness for life-like fly presentation
-Ultra consistent diameter with high abrasion resistance and superior knot strength
-Controlled low stretch for improved feel and hook set
-Color coded retainer bands for easy identification

Stay tuned for the third and final part of our "Fly Product" showcase for ARC Fishing, tomorrow, focusing on ARC's leaders. In the mean time, give ARC Fishing a 'like' on their Facebook page and a follow on their Instagram page.


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