Snowbee Fly Fishing
We are justly proud therefore that Snowbee remains one of the few privately-owned and family-run businesses in the industry, with the small Plymouth based team, dedicated to what we do best; serving you, our loyal customers. Our friendly team offers a level of customer service unknown in large corporations and to us, you are a name, and increasingly many customers good friends too, far more than just another account number!
In 2019 we took the massive decision to pull out of the sea fishing market and concentrate on our core fly fishing business. This was not an easy decision especially for Russell who has always held a deep love of sea angling, since an early age! However, with declining fish stocks, due mainly to overfishing by commercial activities, the sea fishing tackle market had become increasingly challenging and so it was time to call this luxury addition a day and concentrate on our core business of fly fishing. With a great range of new products including the sensational GXS rods, new Spectre Fly Lines, Nivalis Clothing and other award winning accessories like the Ultra-Light Chest pack, this proved a most positive and decisive move. 2019 proved to be a year in which trading was difficult at the best of times but despite the loss of the sea fishing business, the renewed focus and new product porfolio meant that our sales still grew noticeably. With a great new range of innovative and advanced modern equipment for 2020 and beyond, considerable more growth is anticipated in the years ahead and the company continues to grow from strength to strength.
For more information, order details and and your nearest Snowbee stockist, please call our sales office on 01752 334933.
We forged new ground in 2019, after being more than ten years since the very first Prestige fly rod, it was decided to push the boat out and completely re-design this popular range and the fabulous Prestige G-XS fly rods were launched. Made using the sensational and newly developed Graphene material and technology, these new rods are simply awesome.
Our Spectre® range, first launched in 2017, continues to provide reliability and success too, offering unmatched performance for the price. Going forward that development continues with the Spectre® RMX range, incorporating the very latest MW18 Microwave stripper guides, from American Tackle. This innovation has been designed to improve casting ability on all single handed models, including the new Saltwater/ Predator.
For 2021 our selection of Classic Salmon Spey & Switch rods extend the successful range of Classic rods and starter kits, aimed squarely at newcomers to fly fishing, looking for something trustworthy and affordable with unmatched performance for the price.
You can also still save 20% when you buy and assemble your own bespoke but 'perfectly matched' Spectre, Prestige, Diamond or Classic rod, reel and line together. check here for details....,
After nearly ten successful years, winning numerous tackle awards, we continue to promote the Successful Prestige STX waders. In these we retain the popular, silent ‘Soft Touch’ material finish, and as expected they are still our top selling breathable waders.
In 2020, we decided to upgrade and improve the entry level with a Ranger Breathable Wader. Still just as breathable as before but with a more durable material, stronger, better designed style and starting at under £200, these represent extremely good value for the year round angler.
Also continuing from last year will be the new 210D Nylon waders plus the now extended and hugely reliable Classic Neoprene and Granite PVC ranges, covering all aspects of wading demand, with stocking foot or booted options across most models and thigh length too at the cheaper end.
Prestige Fly reels make a welcome return....
By popular demand, our amazing Geo-S Salmon & Saltwater fly reels were reintroduced in 2019 to great acclaim. These sensational reels offer a sealed, waterproof, multi-disc drag system, which surpasses most on the market in terms of smoothness and power. Coupled with the hard anodised finish, these are a true saltwater reel for taking on whatever the world’s rivers or oceans can throw at us.
To extend the fly reel range this year we are delighted to announce the return of the Prestige reel in Gold and four popular sizes and in the Spectre format. Plus we have completely upgraded the Classic reels with a composite Graphite version, including now an affordable starter kit with two spare spools.
Class-leading XS Nano fly lines
Two years ago we upgraded the entire XS fly line range, with the addition of new welded loops for extra convenience and speed. Simple and quick loop to loop connections are now possible right through from backing line to leader.
Last year we introduced the sensational Spectre® Distance lines, which proved to be our most successful new fly lines ever. This year we have gone one better and to compliment the new Prestige G-XS rod and new Prestige Gold Reels we have introduced the Prestige Gold XS fly line. Prestige fly line being a well known name to many early Snowbee fly line users.
We have also added a Classic Switch line to the Classic series to add a budget Switch line with a great profile to go with the new Classic and all Switch rods.
Award winning technical clothing. Over the last 35 years, Snowbee have built a reputation for top quality, reliable fishing clothing and this year is another without exception and not just for fishing either !!
The new Ladies Hooded Nivalis proved a hit last year along with the Collar Only version in standard sizes, but this year sees the introduction of a Nivalis Down-Filled Gilet. Further extending this popular design in 2020 this neat fitting body warmer in the now classic and instantly recognisable Nivalis style.
The ever popular Prestige² Breathable range of waterproof clothing is joined this year by popular request with a 3/4 length option. Ideal for fishing, shooting or just walking the dog.
More New Waterproof clothing comes by way of the new light weight, dark green Mini-Pack Wading Jacket.
In additon to the waterproof outer clothing, for 2020 we are also introducing a New range of Polyester, double brushed, double polar, Dartmoor Fleeces in a light weight jacket and a waist length gilet. Both perfect to be worn alone or for additional insulation worn under any of the above.
Our range of Ranger Folding Head Landing Nets comprises of three models to suit most fishing requirements. All share the same solid aluminium hinge mechanism, which combines light weight with rugged strength anda simple, efficient locking operation. Simply flick the net head open and a spring-loaded, sliding nylon collar locates every time into the hinge block, providing a rigid, reliable net frame.
The tubular aluminium handles have strong, nylon belt/D-ring clips, plus non-slip foam grips. The lightweight, tubular aluminium frames support the knotless, rubber coated mesh bag, making these one of the most practical ranges
of nets we’ve ever made.
Last year Snowbee introduced a wide range of new sunglasses which exceeded both the American and European Standards for eye protection (EN 1836:2005). The UV400 lenses filter out 100% of harmful UVA & UVB radiation for total eye protection. The Polarising filters on all but the 18043 Spectre dry fly, selectively absorb 99% of reflected glare allowing far better light contrast and more accurate colour definition for enhanced fish spotting especially in bright conditions.
LUGGAGE & BAGS
Snowbee has a substantial range of bags to choose from with a couple of new Wet Sacks and Dry sacks joining the range for this year. Tough, reliable and even better value than before.
For reels, our cases offer flexible storage to protect your valuable fly reels, coupled with elegant style. Made from a hard-wearing, but lightweight 840D Rip-Stop polyester material in an attractive 2-tone sage green. in addition we have a matching range of XS Bank & Boat bags, plus a selection of others to assist storage and carriage for the mobile angler, and of course our popular travel range too.
For those anglers who like to travel light, we have had much success with the ultimate accessory in the form of the Ultralite Chest-Pack, which carries all the things one needs for a full day’s fishing without all the paraphernalia that can go with it.
Fly Boxes for every purpose
Our popular and extensive range of fly boxes remains unchanged and includes two basic lightweight fly boxes in additon to the conventional slit foam and newer silicon style waterproof boxes. The Slit foam Dry-Fly Box, includes 5 x Fly Threaders ideal for small dry flies and nymphs. There are now 8 waterproof easy vue and centre leaf boxes with or without silicone foam inserts whilst our popular Slim line range sees the addition of two larger boxes, one of each style too. Meanwhile the Slim Line kit is still available or the carrier bag can be purchased on its own.