Fly Fishing the Sierra

Snowbee Fly Lines

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Trout Taper Leader

Snowbee Classic Fly Line

$44.99

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For many years Snowbee has produced some of the best quality fly lines on the market. The Classic is aimed at the budget conscious angler.

You might not expect the same supreme performance of the Snowbee XS lines, however they offer good, reliable performance and make an exceptional entry level line. With shorter, steeper tapers, the casting performance is more forgiving and ensures good turn-over of large flies at maximum casting distance.

Our Classic Trout lines are available 4 different 30-yard (90ft) options:

  • CFF FLOATING in pale yellow
  • CFHV FLOATING Hi-Viz in chartreuse
  • CFI INTERMEDIATE in mid-blue
  • CFFS FAST-SINK in dark green / grey
The CFFS FAST-SINK is a range of fast sink lines in weight forward tapers, same as the other classic models, and are a joy to cast and get down to the fish fast with a sink rate of 4-4.5 inches per second.

 

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Powertaper Pocketwater Leader

Snowbee XS Fly Line

$79.99

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Designed by Snowbee nearly 25 years ago and still reputedly the best traditional fly line on the market today. The secret behind the legendary performance of the Snowbee XS fly lines has been the unique coating formula and profile, in conjunction with the classic low-stretch core, producing the most supple and memory free performance the line is renowned for. Many have tried and failed to replicate this formula, as a result there is still only one “original” Snowbee fly line. Over the years there have been minor changes in production and our Nano-Technology is a winning formula across the range with its unmistakable profile and suppleness. In using this new technology, we have refined the original formula and manufacturing techniques to enhance the already superb, supple, memory-free performance so loved by fly fishers worldwide. Three years ago, the Snowbee XS Ivory Floating was our top selling line, and reputation has it as still the best-selling floating line in the UK. If you don’t already know why… just try one and you will soon find out!  The unique combination of ultra-low friction coating, superbly balanced profile, and outstanding shootability makes this fly line the line of choice to enhance the performance of the world’s best fly rods. Available in original Ivory or Hi-Viz Orange. Bottle of Line Slick included.

Thistledown Fly Line

 

 

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Snowbee XS Plus Hi Float

Snowbee XS-Plus Hi-Float Fly Line

$79.99

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Our premium fly line combines all the attributes of the current XS range, but in a Hi-Float coating. This ultra-buoyant material avoids tip sink, making it the ideal dry fly, or light nymphing line. The 2-tone Olive in weights #2 to #5 is recommended for river fishing and the 2-tone Blue in weights #6, #7, #8 for Stillwater fishing

Thistledown Fly Line

 

 

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Powertaper Pocketwater Leader

Snowbee XS-Plus Thistledown Fly Line

$79.99

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One line for multiple rod weights. 

Thistledown was primarily designed for river and light fishing on small stillwaters but is now a regular companion on almost any application where an angler enjoys lightweight finesse, stealth, and accuracy.

Yes, one line will work for rod weights #2, #3, #4, & #5!

Understanding how it works is another story because when it states #2-5wt, there really is only one single line that can and does function amazingly on all weight rods, whether they be a #2, #3, #4, or #5wt! Now there is also the single #5-#7wt. line that again achieves the same. How? It comes down to simple physics and the optimum diameter and profile creates hardly any drag when casting. That means the “load weight” factor becomes less critical to casting performance and the nominated rod weight becomes less important in achieving the cast. The new and refined components for these lines, being Core, Primer and Nano-Tec coating, combine to give the thinnest, most supple, weight forward profile possible. They still weigh very little but deliver incredible stealth and accuracy at the same time. The silky-smooth finish and the thin diameter means the line speed can be maintained throughout the casting action and delivers the fly precisely where required, with minimum effort. Even across a gale force wind these lines have been used to great effect and will cut through almost any breeze with its drag coefficient being so small. With improved core technology when compared to the previous release, we can apply a slightly thicker outer coating, allowing the line to float higher while still having the same diameter. They last longer, but still have a profile and performance befitting its name. In casting they deliver the proverbial “Thistledown” delicacy and precision one would expect from such an elite and aptly named new fly line. For the heavier performance longer leader, heavier flies set up, associated with stillwater fishing, there is now the Thistledown² in the heavier #5-#7wt option. Both the lines are two-tone in color, Shamrock Olive head with Buckskin running line. Bottle of Line Slick included.

Thistledown Fly Line

 

 

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Snowbee XS Plus Nymph Line

Snowbee XS-Plus Nymph Line

$79.99

Like the Thistledown, this is also a single “Uni-weight” fly line with a mono core. It is a floating line designed specifically with river nymphing in mind. It boasts a short 6ft front taper, reducing to a fine 0.55mm diameter tip. The long, level belly is similarly slim at 0.65mm diameter throughout, before the matching 6ft back taper makes it fully reversible. Both tapers are high-viz Orange color for optimum visibility and “fine take” detection and feel. The reversible double taper line is 75ft in length and is micro-looped at both ends for finesse and immediate use. While this line may not perform in casting like a conventional weight forward, when used on a long light rod, one can achieve incredible control at range and with long tapered leaders whether “light nymphing,” “Juan Style” with dries or short range “Czech-nymphing,” the control and sensitivity that can be achieved is extreme! With a long fine leader, it is possible to present a fly at a range of up to 40ft with no fly line on the water whatsoever. Control of Tenkara proportions perhaps, but with a feel for even greater diversity, control, and casting where required. Using this line can be an art but in the right hands, extreme finesse and induced take methods can be applied for incredible success on the most difficult and wary of fish.

Snowbeed XS-Plus Nymph Line

 

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Snowbee XS Plus Nymph Line

Snowbee XS Su-Surface Fly Lines

$79.99

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WFBT XS Buzzer Line:For optimum performance when fishing the ubiquitous and hugely rewarding style of Chironomid fishing from the bank or boat. The last 3-4ft of the front taper section is a neutral shade of olive, designed to sink slowly and improve successful “hook ups” and “feel” when straight line nymphing and Chironomid fishing. Sink Rate: 1.5-2 ips (Tip), Color: Olive/Ivory
WFST XS Intermediate Sink Tip: A sink tip line which exhibits superb casting performance with a 13ft intermediate density sink tip which will hold sub-surface, giving straight line contact with the fly to avoid missed takes while depth control is achieved through speed of retrieve. Ideal for serious trout and steelhead anglers. Sink Rate: 1.2-1.8 ips, Color: Mustard/Ivory
WFND XS Nuetral Density: The super slow, uniform sink rate of this line designed to “hang” just below the surface. Too many lines sink quickly below invisible subsurface fish, but this one, once its cuts through the surface, sinks very slowly with immense control and feel, and delightfully memory free but super sensitive low-stretch core in a neutral color. There is not a line made today that will match it. Sink Rate: 1.14-1.86 ips, Color: Mustard
WFI XS Clear Intermediate: The combination of Snowbee XS performance with virtual invisibility makes this versatile line deadly for all sub-surface fishing, whether Chironomid fishing, nymphing, Steelhead fishing, or saltwater. Minimal stretch for ultimate feel, this is a stealth fishing line that every angler should carry on one of their spare spools. Sink Rate: 1.5-2.5 ips, Color: Clear

Snowbee Sub-surface fly line

 

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Snowbee XS Plus Nymph Line

Snowbee XS Plus Countdown Sink-Tip Fly Lines

$79.99

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This series of long head, long casting, sink-tip fly lines fills the void between the hugely successful Buzzer Line and our conventional sinking fly lines. All feature 50ft heads and 120ft in total length, with the pastel shades and clear tip in all cases, to minimize spooking of any fish. The two tip length options and two sink densities of the range provide a diverse option for perfect control using this increasingly popular modern fishing style. The clear and fine tapered tips of either 7 or 12 feet in length on each density, serve to enhance minimal hinging and any potential casting “kick,” characteristic of multi-density and sink-tip fly lines. All are great for stillwater methods but will be versatile in a range of conditions.  
XS-Plus Countdown 2 Sink-Tip WFCDS2-7ST : In a pastel shade of primrose, this is the slowest sinking option in the series. With a 7ft clear tip, and super slick XS-Plus Nano coated and low stretch monofilament core, the line is well equipped for extreme casting and maximum sensitivity, just beneath the surface even at range. Color: Clear/Primrose, Tip Length: 7 ft. Sink Rate: 2 ips
XS-Plus Countdown 2 Sink-Tip WFCDS2-12ST : This line has a longer sinking tip for reaching deeper and fishing a long slow nymph cast, but also handy for “washing line” and strip methods immediately sub surface. Color: Clear/Buckskin, Tip Length: 12 ft. Sink Rate: 2 ips
XS-Plus Countdown 4 Sink-Tip WFCDF4-7ST : A great casting line, with a faster sinking tip that will get the files off the top at speed, will fish “sink and draw” well from bank or boat, or again with the “washing line” adding some depth to the top dropper. A great long casting and pulling line too, for the fast retrieve. Color: Clear/Lime, Tip Length: 7 ft. Sink Rate: 4 ips
XS-Plus Countdown 4 Sink-Tip WFCDF4-12ST : The fastest Snowbee sink tip. With a 12ft, 4ips tip, this line will fish buzzers and nymphs deep from a boat or bank and with a 50ft head will fish at range too, if required. The XS Nano finish provides smooth, finger-tip touch control of the retrieve and completes the new sink tip series. Suitable for getting down into deep pits on the river if necessary. Color: Clear/Blue, Tip Length: 12 ft. Sink Rate: 4 ips

Snowbee Sub-surface fly line

 

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Snowbee XS Plus Nymph Line

Snowbee XS Plus Countdown Sinking Fly Lines

$79.99

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This range has been specifically designed to combine precise sink rates with maximum casting distance. The fly angler can reach extended drop-offs and target deep lying fish, with a line slick enough to do so without the fear and frustration of memory coils and constant tangles Each line is low stretch for sensitivity and twin-colored to highlight the optimum loading point for distance casting and performance, the long heads will deliver a line at extreme range from bank or boat, in order to achieve the necessary depth for deep feeding fish. Suitable for fresh or cold saltwater and available in sizes WF #6, #7, and #8.   
XS-Plus Countdown 2 (Green) WFCD2 : In olive green with a sky-blue running line to help avoid spooking fish but visible to see for fishing depth and control of retrieve. Sink rate is 2ips (inches per second), perfect for fishing nymphs or lures beneath the surface on rivers or stillwater, close in or at long range. Color: Olive/Sky Blue, Sink Rate: 2 ips
XS-Plus Countdown 3 (Tan) WFCD3 : With a sink rate of 3ins/sec this line has been designed for fishing nymphs or lures in more moderate depths, especially when the wind is up or with a booby on the point to provide a washing line style of fishing. Ideal when the fish are at a depth of 2-3ft and you can get there easily within a few seconds. Twin color, chestnut brown head with light tan running line.  Color: Brown/Light Tan, Sink Rate: 3 ips
XS-Plus Countdown 5 (Red) WFCD5 : A great casting line with dark brown head providing a sink rate of 5ins/sec and a distinctive, silky smooth blood red running line. Really versatile for a team of sunk lures fished deep and slow, or ripped through the upper surfaces on a windy day. A great mid-water booby line too and phenomenal casting ability with the long head and no memory. Also suitable as a predator line in upper sizes, which will turnover easily and provide extreme casting ability. Color: Brown/Red, Sink Rate: 5 ips
XS-Plus Countdown 7 (Deep Blue) WFCD7 : The fastest sinking Snowbee line yet. The density of the charcoal grey head provides a sink rate of 7ins/sec, ideal for deep sinking lures, nymphs, and boobies off the boat or really quick sinking for boobies and exploring the depths from the bank. The deep blue running line aids angler visibility without spooking the fish. The profile and density provide an excellent distance casting line, capable of quickly reaching the bottom in over 20ft of water. This line will sink about as far as you can cast with a memory free profile that aids casting on the roughest of days. Color: Charcoal/Deep Blue, Sink Rate: 7 ips

Snowbee Sub-surface fly line

 

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