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Snowbee XS Plus Thistledown² Fly Line

Snowbee
(Code: 5396-HP-1-2)
£ 53.97
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Thistledown Fly Line Choice :

Snowbee XS Plus Thistledown² Fly Line, three options available, Thistledown² #1-#4 for small rivers & brooks; Thistledown² #2-#5 is designed for the river and light fishing on still waters, and the Thistledown² #5-#7 for heavier fly fishing rods.

Snowbee XS-Plus Thistledown² Fly Line Floating - #2-5wt
The original Thistledown fly line, first introduced in 2015 in the #2-5 weight. Utterly unique and still one of troutcatchers fastest selling lines, this Thistledown line is ideal for river and light fishing on stillwaters.
Since this Thistledown was launched, technology has moved on resulting in the Thistledown², featuring an even finer braided core allowing Snowbee to apply a thicker coating whilst still maintaining the same overall diameter, this benefits of an even higher floating line than the original models.

Snowbee XS-Plus  Thistledown² Fly Line Floating - #5–7wt
Snowbee launched this new #5-7wt option following the success of the original fly line. Anglers soon came to appreciate the advantages of the presentation benefits on larger Rivers and Stillwaters.

Snowbee XS-Plus  Thistledown² Brook Fly Line Floating - #1-4wt
Following the phenomenal success of the original Thistledown line and then the #5-7 model, Snowbee were frequently asked for a lighter weight model, for small rivers and brooks. The #1-4 Thistledown, has a shorter, lighter profile than its big brothers, providing superb, delicate presentation, with the lightest of rods from a #1 to a #4 wt.

Snowbee XS Plus  Thistledown² Floating Fly Line features;
  • XS Fly lines, welded pre-looped both ends
  • Nano Coating Technology (see below)
  • Bottle of Slick included, (Silicon based fly line lubricant helping protect fly lines from damage & increases line speed / protection)
  • Instructions for line care / loading backing and line on to reel (Backing line sold separate here)
  • Fly Line tagged which end to attach to Backing line
  • Colour:  Two-tone in colour, Shamrock Olive head with a Buckskin running line
  • Weights; Thistledown² #1-#4; Thistledown² #2-#5; Thistledown² #5-#7
Snowbee Thistledown Fly Fishing Line - Unique, super-fine profile range of lines, defy logic….how can ONE line weight, work on a range of rod weights? Believe us, when we say they do! Try them, for the best, ‘thistledown’ presentation you will ever have experienced!
'Tackle Tester Choice from trout fisherman' and many others agree handing out many Awards!


The Snowbee XS Plus Thistledown Fly Line how it all work...? 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!! "How?” is the question everybody asks....
Well it comes down to simple physics, as the new and refined components of this Thistledown Fly line combine to give the thinnest, most supple, weight forward profile possible, that correspondingly weighs very little and delivers incredible stealth and accuracy at the same time. The ultra-thin diameter, roughly half that of a conventional fly line, creates minimal drag when casting. That means the fly line speed can be maintained throughout the casting action and delivers the fly or flies, precisely where required, with the minimum effort possible. As its drag coefficient is so low, even in a strong cross-wind this line will cut through it, to deliver the fly exactly where intended.
The amazing ‘Thistledown’, was primarily designed for the river and light fishing on small stillwaters but is now a regular companion on almost any application where an angler enjoys finesse, stealth and accuracy. Thistledown is two-tone in colour, Shamrock Olive head with a Buckskin running line and 90ft in total length. The short 34.5ft head, has a long, compound front taper and slender running line behind for effortless casting and extended presentation, to attain whatever range is necessary. The ultra-thin profile, combined with the super-smooth Nano coating, helps maintain line speed and if used for nymphing, also provides extreme sensitivity. Both ends are pre-looped, with micro welded loops, to maintain the line’s outstanding performance, so it is ready to go, straight from the box.

Snowbee XS Plus Thistledown Fly Line Reviews & Feedback - Stunning results and beaming smiles were on faces when first testing at the launch of these lines as prototypes at EFTTEX (Best New Fly Line 2014 - 2015) in Belgium and later at the Tackle and Gun trade show in October 2014. "Super presentation, the tip is also finished with a tiny whipped loop, ready for a leader" - Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Review.



Snowbee XS Plus Thistledown Fly Line Awards
Trout & Salmon Best in Test 2015 - Best New Fly Line EFFEX 2014 - Tackle Testers Choice trout fisherman 2015

Simon Kidd, Snowbee Sales & Marketing Manager and fly fishing England international talks about the New Snowbee XS Plus Thistledown Fly Line... "I first used a Snowbee XS line many years ago on the river Teign. It was like nothing I had used before, soft, supple, totally memory free and effortless to cast the fl y wherever I needed it. I then discovered there was a whole range of nearly 50 XS lines of similar superb quality. Suddenly my whole fly fishing experience became transformed... now today that technology has moved on yet again. The new Thistledown and its derivatives are quite extraordinary, marking the introduction of a whole new era in Snowbee fly line technology and performance”

More Information Snowbee XS-Plus Fly Lines
Moving up from the ever-popular XS range, the Snowbee flagship XS-Plus range, will all be in two colour options, in a range of weight forward profiles, designed specifically for their specialist applications and will form the major group of Snowbee fly lines going forward. This will include all the specialist and distance casting fly lines.

Nano Coating Technology (NCT) have enabled Snowbee to produce the smoothest, most supple and longest lasting fly lines ever, in over 30 years’ experience of making fly lines. Snowbee "Nano-Coating”, introduced in 2015, took Snowbee lines onto a new level, but using even smaller nano sized particles, has resulted in an even smoother, silky surface finish, better than ever thought possible. Whether fishing floating or sub-surface, this new generation of XS & XS-Plus lines,  now has a finer, silky-finish and profile than ever before, helping them not only cast better, as they travel silently through the rod rings and cut cleaner through the air, but they are also more durable, increasing the life of your fly line.

Snowbee XS Plus Thistledown Fly Line from the Award Winning range of fly lines from Snowbee

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Customer reviews
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice : Thistledown Floating WF #5-#7
Have used before.
Peter H.
Shopping Satisfaction
 4/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice : Thistledown Floating WF #5-#7
Yet to to try but comes highly recommended.
Roy w.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice : Thistledown Floating WF #1-#4
The shooting line section is amazingly thin, and it casts very well. A perfect match for the Classic 6 ft #2/3 rod (which is what I am using it with). I like that they included a bottle of line cleaner/lubricant with the line, as it definitely helps when shooting line. After applying the liquid the line was definitely more slippery. Very supple line, and I will certainly buy it again in future.
Robert E.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice : Thistledown Floating WF #2-#5
A great fly line for rivers, casts great.
Fraser.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice: : Thistledown Floating WF2-5
A delight to use.
Rodney C.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice: : Thistledown Floating WF5-7
First class line.
Alastair M.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice: : Thistledown Floating WF2-5
Just the job.
John P.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice: : Thistledown Floating WF5-7
Strange to start with but a very good line tried on #6 and #7 rods and it cast very good on both. the thin running line take a little bit to get used too but overall a fantastic line.
Peter I.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice: : Thistledown Floating WF2-5
It does what it says on the box.
B R.
Shopping Satisfaction
 4/5
Thistledown Fly Line Choice: : Thistledown Floating WF5-7
Just tried the line once and found the line to be ok. Sure it will improve with more use.
Jim P.