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Snowbee XS Fly Lines 
 
Since their introduction over 20 years ago, the Snowbee XS lines have been recognised by top professionals worldwide. Used by many top fly rod manufacturers for demonstrations, casting exhibitions and even distance casting by the British Fly Casting Club, the reputation of Snowbee fly lines has become legendary. 
Designed by us over 20 years ago, the secret behind the legendary performance of the Snowbee XS lines is the unique coating formula. Many have tried and failed to replicate this, but there is still only one, original Snowbee line. 
Over the years, there have been minor changes in production methods, so for 2014, we have re-visited the original formula and manufacturing techniques to replicate the superb, supple, memory free performance of those early lines, so loved by fly fishers worldwide. 
The range was first launched with the early Snowbee Prestige, now re-badged as the XS. After more than 20 years, this is still our top selling line and still the best selling floating line in the UK. If you don’t already know… simply try one and you’ll find out why! 
Snowbee XS Fly lines continue to be the choice of champions and professionals all over the world. Soft, supple and memory free for perfect loops and presentation, the range is now bigger and better than ever. From the delicate 2wt Hi-Float to the Tarpon taming Tropic lines and unique Salmon 3D Spey series, the Snowbee XS fly lines can probably account for more species of fish caught in the world than any other fly line today. As if our own confidence in the design and construction to deliver the performance achievable, was not enough, the Snowbee XS has again won prestige having been voted Total Fly Fisherman magazine reader’s choice of the year, in the 2011 tackle awards. For the ultimate and distinct performance every fly angler seeks today, don’t ask us for an opinion, ask the guy next to you and if he’s casting well and catching fish... he’s probably using a Snowbee XS already! 
XS Line Mix
 
Snowbee XS Floating Fly Lines 
 
Used by many top Fly Rod manufacturers for demonstration and casting exhibitions, the reputation of the Snowbee Fly Line is becoming legendary. Truly World Class Lines and leading the field as the best British Fly lines ever made.  
 
"I have been using these fly lines for several years for casting presentations, teaching and fishing in the United States. They are truly 'world class' lines and are specifically requested by many renowned casters. With an assortment of tapers, memory free yet durable, these are high performance lines.....I heartily recommend them to all casters from the novice to the most discriminating professional" Lee Davison FFFMCI, THCI (Casting Professional - USA)  
 
XS Line Mix
 
WFF XS Floating (Ivory or Hi-Viz)
 
WFF XS Floating (Ivory or Hi-VIZ) - WF3-WF9 
 
The flagship of the range, the original Prestige, without doubt one of the best floating fly lines available today. Its unique combination of ultra-low friction coating, superbly balanced profile and outstanding shootability, makes this a fly line which enhances the performance of the world’s best fly rods.  
Available in original Ivory or Hi-Viz Orange (WFHV XS Hi-Viz Floating - WF5-WF9). 
 
WFFTC- XS Two Colour Floating (Ivory/Blue)
 
WFFTC- XS Two Colour Floating (Ivory/Blue) - WF3-WF9 
 
The original Snowbee two colour, first used by casting instructors and demonstrators world wide, to perfect and demonstrate their art. The best of Snowbee XS standard fly line design with a simple colour enhancement to assist every fly fisher to perfect their technique. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EDF - XS Extreme Distance Fly Line (Ivory/Peach)
 
EDF - XS Extreme Distance Fly Line (Ivory/Peach) - WF5F-WF9F 
 
Following the remarkable success of the Snowbee XS Ivory and then Two Colour lines, the new Extreme Distance has been the latest in award winning fly lines for Snowbee and now with a #5wt version, this is surely one of the ultimate distance casting lines ever made. Distance casting made easy. 
 
WFSF XS-Plus Stealth Floating
 
WFSF XS-PLU S ‘Stealth’ floating - WF2-WF5 
 
Designed specifically for light weight, short rods, small reels and for perfect presentation in confined spaces. It has a weight forward construction, with a delicate front taper in a two tone camouflage olive colour to help break up that hard profile of a normal line and assist with stealthy presentation. The front taper and head extend to a maximum of 40ft then finished with a thin, level running line up to 75ft, which can be trimmed to fit any reel. 
 
XS Plus Hi-Float Fly Lines 
Hi-Float Fly Lines
 
WFHF XS-Plus Hi-Float Fly Line (for rivers)  
 
Our premium fly line combines all the attributes of the current XS range, but in a new Hi-Float coating. This ultra-buoyant material avoids tip sink, making this the ideal dry fly, or light nymphing line.  
In 2-tone olive up to line #5 for the river and 2-tone blue in line weights #6, #7 and #8 for the reservoir. 
 
DPF - XS Delicate Presentation Floating Fly Line
DPF - XS Delicate Presentation Floating Fly Line - WF2-WF7 
 
This line was originally designed for ‘Thistle Down’ presentation on rivers but if anybody thought that rivers were the limit with this line they would be mistaken. The Continuous Rear Taper (CRT) profile has surprised many when demonstrating and on still waters where dry fly casting, using the #5 to #7wt versions, has proved effortless. 
 
DTF - XS Double Taper Floating Fly Line
 
DTF - XS Double Taper Floating Fly Line - DT3-DT9 
 
Incorporating all the superb properties of the original Snowbee XS Weight Forward Floating line, but in a Double Taper profile, for the traditional angler not yet converted to the Delicate Presentation but where fly presentation is still everything and still great for delicate spider and dry fly fishing in particular. 
 
For enhanced performance and extended life, each fly line comes with a specially formulated bottle of Snowbee line care, plus two loop connectors in appropriate sizes, to be used with the enclosed line. Be sure to read the instructions on how to get the best performance with your new Snowbee line.  
Do you have trouble setting up a fly and backing or attaching a leader? Watch our YouTube videos by clicking on the appropriate one below. 
Specialist Snowbee XS Fly Lines 
WFBT - XS Buzzer Line (Olive Tip/Ivory)
WFBT XS Buzzer Line - BT5-BT9 
 
Developed for optimum performance when fishing the ubiquitous and hugely rewarding style of buzzer fishing whether from the bank or boat. This fly line has the same profile as the popular XS Floating Ivory, but the last 3-4ft of the front taper section is coloured a neutral shade of olive where it has been purposely designed to sink slowly and improve successful ‘hook ups’ and ‘feel’, when straight line nymphing and buzzer fishing. 
 
WFST - XS Intermediate Sink Tip Fly Line
WFST XS Intermediate Sink Tip Fly Line - WF5-WF9 
 
A sink tip line which exhibits the same superb casting performance as our floating lines, without the hinging and ‘casting kick’ usually associated with sink tips. The 13ft intermediate density sink tip will ‘hang’ sub-surface, giving straight line contact with the fly, to avoid missed takes. Precise depth control is achieved, through speed of retrieve make this line ideal for the serious Grayling, Brown and Sea-Trout angler. 
 
WFND - XS Neutral Density Fly Line
WFND XS Neutral Density Fly Line - WF5-WF9 
 
The same profile as the Snowbee XS floating line, but in a sensitive, low-stretch core and non-spooking neutral colour. The super slow, uniform sink rate, is designed to ‘hang’ just sub-surface. Too many lines sink quickly below those invisible sub-surface fish, but this one sinks very slowly with immense control, and free from memory. There is not a line made to match it, as the tests have proved. 
 
WFI - XS Clear Intermediate Fly Line
 
WFI XS Clear Intermediate Fly Line - WF5-WF9 
 
The combination of outstanding Snowbee XS performance, with virtual invisibility, makes this versatile line deadly for all sub-surface fishing, whether Buzzer, Nymph, Sea-Trout or Saltwater. Minimal stretch for ultimate feel, this is a stealth fishing line every angler should have on one of their spare spools. 
 
Maintaining Snowbee Sinking Lines To maintain the performance of all Snowbee sinking lines, regular cleaning and application of Snowbee Degreaser will help keep the line consistent and free of grease and silicone, which will affect sink rate if left untreated. 
XS-Plus ‘Countdown’ Fly Lines 
The XS-Plus ‘Countdown’ series has been 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 coils and tangles. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The running line has also been extended by 30 feet over a normal Snowbee XS from 90' to 120' on all countdown lines to allow for the extra casting distances now achievable.  
 
 
With the line having no memory issues, ones time on the bank or boat is therefore spent more productively 'fishing' and you don’t have to start your retrieve on the backing. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XS-Plus Countdown Fly Lines
 
WFCD2 – XS-Plus Countdown 2 (2ips) - WF6-WF9 
 
Two coloured, in natural olive green with a grey running line to avoid spooking fish but still visible enough to see the fishing depth and control of retrieve. Sink rate 2 ins/sec perfect for fishing nymphs or lures beneath the surface on rivers or Stillwater. 
 
XS-Plus Countdown Fly Lines
 
WFCD3 – XS-Plus Countdown 3 (3ips) - WF6-WF9 
 
With a sink rate of 3 ins/sec this has been designed for fishing nymphs in more moderate depths, especially when the wind is up a little or with a booby on the point to provide a washing line style of fishing. Ideal when the fish are at a depth of 3-5ft and you can get there easily within 15 seconds. 
 
XS-Plus Countdown Fly Lines
 
WFCD5 – XS-Plus Countdown 5 (5ips) - WF6-WF9 
 
A great casting line in dark brown with a sink rate of 5 ins/sec. 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. 
 
XS-Plus Countdown Fly Lines
 
XSPCD7 – XS-Plus Countdown 7 (7ips) 
 
The fastest sinking Snowbee line yet. The density of this charcoal grey fly line provides a sink rate of 7 ins/sec ideal for deep sinking lures, nymphs and boobies off the boat or really quick sinking for boobies off the shore. The profile and density provide an excellent distance casting line too. Capable of reaching to the bottom in 20 foot of water in around 30 secs, this line will sink about as far as you can cast and the profile helps you cast a long way. 
 
Snowbee XS-tra distance Fly Lines 
Available in Floating, Intermediate and Fast-Sink, these new lines will help you reach those fish that were previously just out of casting range. 
 
Maintaining Snowbee Sinking Lines 
To maintain the performance of all Snowbee sinking lines, regular cleaning and application of Snowbee Degreaser will help keep the line consistent and free of grease and silicone, which will affect sink rate if left untreated. 
XS-TRA Distance Lines
EXDF XS-tra Distance Floating
EXDF XS-tra Distance Floating - WF5-WF8 
 
 
Our XS-tra distance lines use a shooting-head profile designed for extreme distance casting. The 30ft, 35ft and 40ft head, runs into a continuous, fine diameter running line for the ultimate ‘shootability’. The overall line length is 40 yards and early trials regularly saw the backing line loop rattling through the rod rings! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EXDI XS-tra Distance Intermediate
EXDI XS-tra Distance Intermediate - WF5-WF8 
 
 
A relatively slow sinking intermediate line with a sink rate of 2-2.5 ips. This line is great for distance work with nymphs and lures when you want to take the line off the surface and catch those fish cruising below. Good for minimising the effect of drag in a cross wind and ideal sink rate for controlled depth presentation. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EXDFS XS-tra Distance Fast Sink
EXDFS XS-tra Distance Fast Sink - WF5-WF8 
 
 
This is a distance casting, fast sinking line, with a sink rate of 5-5.5ips. Ideal for sunk line bank work. With typical tangle free, slick shooting XS characteristics and floating running line, one can be confident of consistently using up the full 90ft of running line to reach those fish that were previously a challenge for the best of casters with a conventional line. The bright running line being an aid for instant take detection.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Classic Fly Lines 
Classic fly Lines  
 
A quality range of Fly Lines at affordable prices.  
For many years, Snowbee has produced some of the best quality fly lines on the market today. The Classic Lines comprise of an economy priced range of floating and sinking densities aimed at the budget conscious angler. At these prices, you would not expect the supreme performance of the XS range of lines, however they offer good, reliable performance and make an exceptional ‘entry level’ or combo kit line. 
With shorter, steeper tapers, the casting performance is more forgiving and ensures good turn-over of large flies at maximum casting distance. 
 
Classic Trout 
Available in 30 yard (90ft) trout line options:  
CFF FLOATING - pale yellow;  
CFHV FLOATING HI-VIZ - chartreuse;  
CFI INTERMEDIATE (1.75-2.25 ips) - mid-blue; and 
NEW for 2014, CFFS FAST-SINK - dark green/grey – a NEW range of Fast-Sink lines. In the same, popular weight forward tapers, as the other Classic models, these new lines are a joy to cast and get down to the fish fast, with a sink rate of 4–4.5 ips. 
 
 
Classic Trout Fly Lines
 
Classic Salmon 
CSF Salmon Spey - a 35yd (105ft) floating salmon spey line with a short 48ft head in peach colour. Great as a budget starter kit for the newcomer to salmon fishing or even for use as a saltwater line with the stronger core but short enough head for overhead casting. 
Classic Salmon Line
'Scandinavian' Spey Lines 
Scandinavian Spey lines were specifically designed to meet the demands of both Salmon and Sea Trout anglers fishing with double handed Rods on small to medium size rivers and fishing in restricted areas in particular. Contrary to popular belief however the 120ft Scandinavian Spey’s, with their long running lines will perform well on larger rivers too and an increasing number of other applications besides. 
SSF / SSI Scandinavian-Spey Fly Lines
 
SSF/SSI ‘Scandinavian-Spey’ Fly Lines, 
(with Continuous Running Line and Backing) 
 
Our Scandinavian Spey line profiles meet the demands of salmon & sea-trout anglers, fishing with double handed rods in highly restricted areas, where the creation of a large ‘D’ loop is near impossible. By combining the best of the ‘Scandinavian underhand’ style of casting and ‘shooting head’ line technology, with our own UK style of ‘Spey Casting’ and delicate front taper design, we have the ultimate fly line for tackling ‘great places with tight spaces’. 
The shorter heads on the Scandinavian Spey, loads the rod quickly at short range, shoots like a dream and has the turnover of a traditional Spey line. The fast front taper, is especially suited to fishing with our Poly Coated Leaders, adding an extra dimension to fly presentation. 
 
 
 
Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing  
Snowbee ‘Switch’ Floating Fly Lines 
Snowbee ‘Switch’ Floating Fly Lines 
Profiles to perfectly match and complement our Prestige Switch rods. Modern day Switch lines are a little like a ‘compressed’ Spey line, with a short, heavy head similar to a shooting head profile, but in the popular ‘Skagit’ style. The difference however, is that the bulk of the weight is at the back of the head, to provide the power to create tight D-loops and effortless distance. A long shallow front taper provides a smooth energy transfer for controlled and accurate presentation. To enhance this, Switch lines are ideally fished with a Snowbee Poly-Coated Leader, allowing different fishing depths, depending on the density used. A short, steep rear taper compresses the weight into the head, where it’s needed and connects smoothly to a fine diameter, continuous running line for minimum friction and maximum shootability. 
 
Snowbee 'Switch' Intermediate Fly Line 
By popular request we have now launched a new Intermediate Switch line with a sinking density of approximately 1.5ips. Constructed with the same profile as the popular floating line, and pre-looped at both ends, this line has a slow sinking Olive coloured head and a floating Fluorescent Orange running line. Similar to the floating line, this is best fished with a short poly leader of similar density or faster, to achieve the ultimate in performance and presentation and ideal for fishing from the bank or wading. 
 
Available in Grain Weights 200 (#5wt) to 450 (#9wt) in all sizes to cover the popular range of Switch Rods 
 
 
 
'Switch' Fly Lines
Salmon Spey Casting  
 
3D Spey Line System 
For many years now, Snowbee have led the way in spey line development, with the revolutionary 3D balanced system helping pioneer the way forward. With this enormous success and growing reputation, we listened and responded to customer requests and introduced further advances to help the double-handed spey angler in the years ahead. 
3D Spey Line System 
On large open rivers there is normally plenty of room for Spey casting and the size of the ‘D’ loop is not a limiting factor. Spey casting your way down a tree-lined or steep sided river however adds another dimension.  
Using a line with too short or too long a head and finding the optimum rod load point is left pretty much to guesswork. The Snowbee development team has tackled this situation head-on and produced a range of lines that are perfectly balanced for spey casting in just about any river environment.  
Snowbee 3D Salmon Lines are all available in Floating, Sink Tip and Intermediate densities and each one in 51ft (1D), 62ft (2D), and 73ft (3D) head lengths. The 1D, 2D and 3D Spey lines are each colour-coded, providing the angler with an easily identifiable choice to suit specific river and weather requirements and identify the precise loading points for optimum casting performance every time. 
 
3D Spey Casting Fly Lines 
In all cases, successful Spey casting requires fine line control and split-second timing.  
The amount of line exposed to the rear of the caster is of paramount importance. During the concluding moments of a Single & Double Spey or Snake Roll, a ‘D’ loop is formed alongside and to the rear of the caster. Optimum ‘rod loading’ is achieved when the ‘D’ loop is at maximum stretch and the fly line ‘head’ and rear taper are almost completely outside of the tip ring.  
If executed using a perfectly balanced line, this ‘intentional hinging’ of the rear taper not only improves the potential for narrowing the loop in the forward cast but it also increases both line speed and distance... we call this the ‘Optimum Rod-Load Point’. 
 
New improved 2D Spey lines.
New improved 3D Spey lines. 
 
The ever-popular 3D Series of Snowbee Spey Lines is now back in full production in the UK and the 2D lines will keep the benefit of the extra 10ft extension on the running line. This was added to increase the overall lebgth to 120' when the casting performance of the 2D lines on modern rods out grew the original design length of 110ft.  
The conventional length of running line was no longer enough to accommodate the ability of most of today’s anglers and rods, with a 2D line in their hands. Spey casting, distance presentation can now be fulfilled in 21st century style and this most popular and now enhanced 2D line, will accommodate the new levels of performance in Spey casting.  
3D Line System
3D fly lines 
The3-D principle is pretty straight forward, and is designed to reward the angler with optimum performance when the full head is extended. All three dimensions 1D, 2D and 3D can all be interchanged to suit the venue or conditions, without changing ones rod and still achieve the optimum casting performance, the only difference being the head length. The 2D is the great all rounder, the 1D is best for smaller tight locations and particularly windy conditions and the 3D, with its 73ft head, is ideal for the big open river. 
 
1D Spey Lines (51 ft Head) 
 
Suitable for Spey casting in small rivers where bank side vegetation and/ or steep sided river banks severely limit the back cast area. The 51ft head 1D lines are also ideal for windy days when the 2D and 3D options are simply too much to handle. With the 3D technology one can simply swap from the 3D to a 1D and carry on fishing with the same weight balance compensared in the shorter head. 
 
 
 
1D Spey Fly Lines (51ft Head)
 
2D Spey Lines (62 ft Head) 
 
Suitable for Spey casting in medium rivers where bank side vegetation and/ or steep sided river banks have minimal impact on the back cast area. Available in wide weight range from 36g #8/9 to the heaviest 56g #11/12.  
 
 
 
2D Spey Fly Lines (62ft Head)
 
3D Spey Lines (73ft Head) 
 
Suitable for Spey casting in larger more open rivers, where steep sided banks and vegetation do not inhibit the back cast. Available in all three densities, floating, sink tip and Intermediate.  
 
 
 
3D Spey Fly Lines (73ft Head)
 
New 'Intermediate' Sinking 1D, 2D & 3D Spey lines. 
 
In addition to the traditional Floating and Sink tip 3D Spey line Series we have now developed and introduced a brand new 'Intermediate' sinking Spey line in all three lengths of '3D System' formats. This line has a sink rate of 2-2.5ips to help with those situations when a floating or sink tip fly line are just not enough. In all three head lengths 1D(51ft), 2D(62ft) and 3D(73ft) this line is designed to help produce more fish on those difficult days wherever one may be. 
 
 
 
 
Fly Line Cleaning Accessories 
19103 Fly Line Cleaner/Leader Straightener  
 
A really useful accessory. Two surfaces have felt pads for fly line cleaning/dressing and the other 2 have rubber pads to straighten leaders. Plastic D-ring to attach to vest or zinger. 
19103 Fly Line Cleaner
SLSK Snowbee Line Slick  
 
A silicon based fly line lubricant, which reduces friction and resistance through the rings, allowing faster line speed at all times. Helps protect fly lines from damage and the effects of harmful chemicals.  
 
SLSK Snowbee Line Slick
SFLD Snowbee Fly Line Degreaser  
 
Our degreser is the only known silicone solvent, which removes all traces of silicone or grease from the fly line, allowing it to cut quickly through the surface.  
 
SFLD Snowbee Fly-Line Degreaser