For many years the XS floating fly line has been a flagship product for Snowbee with perfect profile and memory free presentation. Now with the development of Nano Coating technology however, they have not only improved all their fly lines but have worked hard to produce the new XS-Plus Spectre fly line, with a profile that can produce equally effortless, but longer casts without having to be a tournament caster. The new Nano Coating Technology has resulted in a new breed of fly lines, softer and smoother than ever before and the new Spectre series has been purpose-designed for amazing casting even in the hands of less experienced fly fishers.
The new Spectre series have a new profile, extending the range of Snowbee's traditional XS fly lines and are all 30ft longer in total length to account for their outstanding performance. Each of the new Spectre Distance lines have the same 47ft length head, but to help achieve the benefit of longer casts with much the same casting ability, the profiles have been ‘tweaked’ to optimise performance, with all casting abilities. The 7ft front taper allows good turnover at longer range, while the 8ft rear taper provides a range over which a good cast can still be achieved, whether the optimum head length has been precisely aerialised, or not.
The traditional XS fly lines have a rear taper that starts at approximately 31 feet. The rear taper on the Spectre lines start at a much extended 39ft, nearly a third longer! This provides a load point much longer than normal but still manageable, so where back-cast room allows, a significantly longer cast can be achieved, without having to add bulk to the fly line for the same result. Snowbee’s slim running line also then comes into play and this combination accounts for the increased line length of 120ft long rather than the standard 90ft.
The Spectre series comprises of four models; Floating, Intermediate, Sink Tip and Fast Sink. This Sink Tip line has a sinking 10ft tip of similar 2-2.5ips density to the long full head intermediate. All the lines have a floating running line that will gradually pull sub-surface, with the weight of the sinking lines, to provide the perfect direct contact to the flies, without any slack, for enhanced bite detection.