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Leader Material & Tippets 

XS-Plus Gold Leader and Tippet Material 

A new breed of tippet materials, incorporating the very latest in material and extrusion technologies, to create lines as good as anything on the market… and better than most! 
XS-Plus Gold Super-Fluorocarbon 
As strong and smooth as the best nylon Co-Polymers, our new 'Gold Standard' Super-Fluorocarbon represents the latest development in fluorocarbon line technology. 
Utilising the latest thinking in material technology, the PVDF copolymer is mainly used in critical applications requiring a high degree of purity and excellent mechanical properties. Combined with a new ‘state-of-the-art’ extrusion process, our new XS-Plus Gold can reach the tenacity and strength of a high quality nylon copolymer, yet offers all the advantages of a 100% fluorocarbon line. 
Features 
100% premium quality Japanese fluorocarbon 
Low refractive index provides total clarity in water for minimal visibility in all light and water conditions 
Super-high knot strength to diameter ratio 
Silky smooth finish allows wetted knots to pull up smoothly with minimal knot-burn 
Excellent abrasion resistance and low memory 
Super strong formula makes this line very supple for superior presentation 
Low stretch and water absorption for the ultimate in consistent performance. 
XS-Plus Gold Super-Fluorocarbon
Item No. 
Diameter 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
 
15780 NEW 
0.16mm 
5.5lbs / 2.49kg 
5X 
15781 NEW 
0.18mm 
6.5lbs / 2.95kg 
4X 
15782 NEW 
0.20mm 
7.5lbs / 3.4kg 
3X 
15783 NEW 
0.22mm 
8.5lbs / 3.86kg 
2X 
15784 NEW 
0.24mm 
10.5lbs / 4.76kg 
1X 
Item No. 
Diameter 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
 
15780 NEW 
0.16mm 
5.5lbs / 2.49kg 
5X 
15781 NEW 
0.18mm 
6.5lbs / 2.95kg 
4X 
15782 NEW 
0.20mm 
7.5lbs / 3.4kg 
3X 
15783 NEW 
0.22mm 
8.5lbs / 3.86kg 
2X 
15784 NEW 
0.24mm 
10.5lbs / 4.76kg 
1X 
What is amazing about this line, notwithstanding its super-high knot strength, is its limited stretch factor of 22–24% elongation, which dramatically improves bite detection, whilst allowing sufficient stretch to avoid shaking fish off, when 
using barbless hooks. 
For convenience, both our new XS-Plus Gold lines come on new, smaller spools. These super-narrow, 50m spools will join together if required and at just 65mm diameter, fit easily into any fly vest pocket or tippet spool holder. 
Each line weight is colour-coded with an elasticated retainer, which not only gives you quick and easy line identification, but also holds the line in place and stops that annoying un-spooling! 
Features 
High knot strength 
Controlled stretch 
High and consistent tensile strength in water 
Excellent impact strength to help avoid those smash takes 
Super smooth finish 
Low memory provides high resistance to kinking 
Excellent abrasion resistance for long term durability. 
XS-Plus Gold Super-Copolymer
Thanks to its 100% fluorocarbon coating, it retains nearly all of its strength when wet, unlike conventional nylons, which can lose as much as 15% in water. 
Item No. 
Diameter 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
 
15790 NEW 
0.09mm 
2.1lbs / 0.9kg 
8X 
15791 NEW 
0.11mm 
3.2lbs / 1.4kg 
7.5X 
15792 NEW 
0.12mm 
3.7lbs / 1.6kg 
7X 
15793 NEW 
0.15mm 
5lbs / 2.3kg 
6X 
15794 NEW 
0.17mm 
6.5lbs / 2.8kg 
5X 
Item No. 
Diameter 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
 
15790 NEW 
0.09mm 
2.1lbs / 0.9kg 
8X 
15791 NEW 
0.11mm 
3.2lbs / 1.4kg 
7.5X 
15792 NEW 
0.12mm 
3.7lbs / 1.6kg 
7X 
15793 NEW 
0.15mm 
5lbs / 2.3kg 
6X 
15794 NEW 
0.17mm 
6.5lbs / 2.8kg 
5X 
Outstanding diameter to strength ratios, high knot strength and a smoothness you can instantly identify with. 
Our XS leader and tippet materials, have become fi rm favourites with fly fishermen, over the years, steadily building a reputation for strength, performance and reliability, coupled with great value for money! 
15930 Snowbee XS Fluorocarbon - Clear 
A superb, 100% Japanese Fluorocarbon, manufactured using the very latest technology, producing a leader material of extreme quality and smoothness. Exhibiting all the benefits of modern day fluorocarbons, demanded by today’s progressive flyfi sher. 
Features 
21st century premium quality 100% fluorocarbon 
Low stretch and water absorption for the ultimate in consistent performance 
High knot strength to diameter ratio 
Super fine and low refractive index for truly minimal visibility in all light and water conditions 
Silky smooth with superb knot strength 
Excellent abrasion resistance and low memory 
Strong yet very supple for superior presentation. 
 
Snowbee XS Flurocarbon - Clear
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
100M 
15930 
0.15mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15931 
0.17mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15932 
0.19mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
15933 
0.21mm 
7lb / 3.2kg 
3X 
15934 
0.23mm 
8lb / 3.6kg 
2X 
15935 
0.25mm 
10lb / 4.5kg 
1X 
15936 
0.28mm 
12lb / 5.5kg 
0X 
15937 
0.35mm 
15lb / 6.8kg 
02X 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
100M 
15930 
0.15mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15931 
0.17mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15932 
0.19mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
15933 
0.21mm 
7lb / 3.2kg 
3X 
15934 
0.23mm 
8lb / 3.6kg 
2X 
15935 
0.25mm 
10lb / 4.5kg 
1X 
15936 
0.28mm 
12lb / 5.5kg 
0X 
15937 
0.35mm 
15lb / 6.8kg 
02X 

XS Copolymer Nylon - Clear 

XS Copolymer Nylon - Clear 
A ‘double-strength’ Copolymer Nylon, which is completely clear, has low stretch and superior in-line and knot strength for excellent presentation and fish holding performance. Exhibits great suppleness and low memory this product is ideal for the dry fly angler, looking for strength and good presentation. 
Features 
21st century premium quality 100% fluorocarbon 
Low stretch and water absorption for the ultimate in consistent performance 
High knot strength to diameter ratio 
Super fine and low refractive index for truly minimal visibility in all light and water conditions 
Silky smooth with superb knot strength 
Excellent abrasion resistance and low memory 
Strong yet very supple for superior presentation. 
 
Snowbee XS Copolymer Nylon - Clear
Completely clear, this material has low stretch but superior in-line and knot strength. 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
100M 
15910 
0.12mm 
2.5lb / 1.1kg 
7X 
15911 
0.14mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15912 
0.16mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15913 
0.18mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
15914 
0.20mm 
7lb / 3.2kg 
3X 
15915 
0.22mm 
8lb / 3.5kg 
2X 
15916 
0.24mm 
10lb / 4.5kg 
1X 
15917 
0.26mm 
12lb / 5.5kg 
0X 
15918 
0.30mm 
15lb / 6.8kg 
02X 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
100M 
15910 
0.12mm 
2.5lb / 1.1kg 
7X 
15911 
0.14mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15912 
0.16mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15913 
0.18mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
15914 
0.20mm 
7lb / 3.2kg 
3X 
15915 
0.22mm 
8lb / 3.5kg 
2X 
15916 
0.24mm 
10lb / 4.5kg 
1X 
15917 
0.26mm 
12lb / 5.5kg 
0X 
15918 
0.30mm 
15lb / 6.8kg 
02X 
The knot and break strength exceeds all expectations and the stretch and suppleness provide a unique product, rarely experienced before. Whether fishing fine dry fly tippets, or LRF of the shore, this material could provide the best solution yet for unmatched tippet performance and stealth, coupled with the ultimate in presentation. 
Features 
Ultra soft and supple for drag free presentation 
Medium stretch for sensitivity and superb knot strength, combining to give the maximum ‘break off’ resistance 
Camo coloured to break down profile and provide ultra stealthy presentation 
Low memory and amazing strength for the ultimate leader/ tippet performance 
High abrasion resistance. 
15921 XS ‘Spectre’ Copolymer Nylon - Camo
Blending effortlessly with its environment - the knot and break strength exceed all expectations
...to a link or a fly. A conventional tucked half blood knot, not a tremendously reliable but simple knot in itself, is far better than a non-tucked version which may slip and is not recommended. With the exceptional 'stretch properties' of Stealth leader, some knots may slip and ease apart or cause friction and weaken them. Tied suitably however, this material is superb and designed to be used not necessarily as a hook length but primarily as a leader make up for extra supple presentation and shock absorption enhancing presentation and performance. 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
50M 
15921 
0.12mm 
2.5lb / 1.1kg 
7X 
15922 
0.14mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15923 
0.16mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15924 
0.18mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
50M 
15921 
0.12mm 
2.5lb / 1.1kg 
7X 
15922 
0.14mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15923 
0.16mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15924 
0.18mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 

Leader Systems 

The Snowbee Leader System is the result of many years development, steadily tweaking the range to provide the perfect leader for any fishing situation. 

Knotted, Tapered French Leaders 

A range of specialist and hand tied, knotted tapered leaders, for the specialist river fisher, looking for perfect 'turnover', delicate presentation and precision casting. 
KFL-12 12ft French style Knotted tapered, short 'Indicator' leader 
Nymph/ Dry Fly, interchangeable 
A 6-section, 12ft 6ins leader, tapering from a 0.55mm butt end, with a perfection loop, to clear 0.15 (approx, 4.1lb BS) at the tip. The first 4 sections use a high-elasticity, camo finish nylon, with a perfection loop at the tippet end, to which a 5th, 15cm section of Hi-Viz orange 'indicator' is attached. The final tippet length of clear. 0.15mm 4.1lb mono is then attached to the indicator and both can easily and quickly be changed or extended. 
KFL-16 16ft French style Knotted tapered leader 
Nymph/Duo/Dry Fly 
A 6-section 16ft tapered leader, tapering from a perfection loop finished butt end of 0.55mm Camo, down to 0.10 (approx 2.4ls BS) clear mono at the top. The first 4 sections use high-elasticity, camo finish nylon, with the final 2 tip sections are in clear mono. 
 
ML Monofilament Leaders 
A range of top quality tapered Monofilament Leaders, using our super strong, low diameter copolymer nylon material. The 9ft leaders have a long taper and short tippet for easy turn over, ‘ready to go’ general use, whilst the new range of ‘Camo’ coloured leaders are designed specifically for dry fly and light nymph fishing, especially in enclosed situations where a ‘stealth’ approach is all important. 
 
Available in 9ft lengths 
B.S. : 2.4lb, 3.2lb, 4lb, 6lb, 8lb, 10lb 
ML Monofilament Leaders
Model 
Type 
X-rating 
Tip Diameter 
B.S. 
 
ML-9 
Standard 
2X - 7X 
0.28mm - 0.10mm 
2.4lb - 10lb 
ML-9 'Camo' 
Camo 
4X - 7X 
0.18mm - 010mm 
2.4lb - 6lb 
Model 
Type 
X-rating 
Tip Diameter 
B.S. 
 
ML-9 
Standard 
2X - 7X 
0.28mm - 0.10mm 
2.4lb - 10lb 
ML-9 'Camo' 
Camo 
4X - 7X 
0.18mm - 010mm 
2.4lb - 6lb 
Monofilament Knotted Leaders with Droppers 
A range of knotted, tapered leaders with tied droppers. Ideal for lure, nymph or wet fly fishing, for trout, grayling, sea trout and all styles of fly fishing. With a stepped taper, these leaders turn over teams of flies neatly every time. 
 
Available in: 
12ft length with 1 dropper at 9ft 
up to 
18ft lengths with 2 droppers at 10 & 14ft 
 
Monofilament Knotted Leaders with Droppers
Model 
Lgth 
X-Rating 
Dropper 
B.S 
 
ML12-5X-1 Drop 
12ft 
5X 
1 dropper @ 9ft 
4.1lb 
ML15-4X-1 Drop 
15ft 
4X 
1 Dropper @ 10ft 
6lb 
ML15-3X-1 Drop 
15ft 
3X 
1 Dropper @ 10ft 
8lb 
ML18-4X-2 Drop 
18ft 
4X 
2 Droppers @ 10 & 14ft 
6lb 
ML18-3X-2 Drop 
18ft 
3X 
2 Droppers @ 10 & 14ft 
8lb 
Model 
Lgth 
X-Rating 
Dropper 
B.S 
 
ML12-5X-1 Drop 
12ft 
5X 
1 dropper @ 9ft 
4.1lb 
ML15-4X-1 Drop 
15ft 
4X 
1 Dropper @ 10ft 
6lb 
ML15-3X-1 Drop 
15ft 
3X 
1 Dropper @ 10ft 
8lb 
ML18-4X-2 Drop 
18ft 
4X 
2 Droppers @ 10 & 14ft 
6lb 
ML18-3X-2 Drop 
18ft 
3X 
2 Droppers @ 10 & 14ft 
8lb 
FL9 Fluorocarbon Leaders 
We all know the advantages of Fluorocarbon as a tippet material. Our new range of tapered Fluorocarbon leaders combine the benefits of fluorocarbon, with the convenience of a tapered leader. These 9ft leaders are ideal to assist presentation and turnover whether Stillwater or river nymph fishing, especially in crystal clear waters with extended fluorocarbon tippets. 
 
Available in 9ft lengths 
B.S. : 3lb, 5lb, 6lb & 8lb 
 
MLSS Heavy Butt Salmon & Saltwater Leaders 
These specialist 10ft monofilament leaders have a heavier butt section to minimise hinge point, when turning over large flies. 
 
Available in 10ft lengths 
B.S.: 10lb, 12lb, 16lb & 20lb 
Poly-Coated Leaders 
Both have neat welded loops on the butt end to allow simple ‘loop to loop’ connection to your fly line, with an 8” un-coated monofilament tip, with a Perfection Loop tied in the end, which can be cut off if not required. The thermoplastic polymer coating has a precision taper and a silky-smooth finish, to ensure a controlled turnover and presentation. The five different densities available allow accurate presentation of your fly at any chosen depth. 
Model 
Description 
 
PCL5T 
Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink,  
Fast Sink & X-Fast Sink 
PCL10T 
Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink,  
Fast Sink & X-Fast Sink 
PCL5S 
Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink, 
Fast Sink & X-Fast Sink 
PCL10S 
Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink,  
Fast Sink & X-Fast Sink 
Model 
Description 
 
PCL5T 
Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink,  
Fast Sink & X-Fast Sink 
PCL10T 
Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink,  
Fast Sink & X-Fast Sink 
PCL5S 
Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink, 
Fast Sink & X-Fast Sink 
PCL10S 
Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink, 
Fast Sink & X-Fast Sink 
Poly-Coated Leaders
BL Braided Leaders 
A superb range of Braided Leaders, providing excellent turnover and delicate presentation. Finished with a neat loop at both ends. 
 
Available in: 5ft B.S. 18-20 lbs. 
 
Density: Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink, Fast Sink 
 
 
MLC Micro-Loop Connectors 
To compliment our current range of standard braided loop connectors, a new range of Micro-Loops, allowing quick and easy attachment to fly lines. Made from a double layer of premium braided nylon, with a thin wall, silicone sleeve, to lock them in place. 
 
Available in two sizes: 
MLC-T4 Trout - approx 20lb BS - Pack of 4 
 
 
MLC-T4  Micro Loop Connectors
MLC-T4 Trout 
MLC-S3 Salmon - approx 30lb BS - Pack of 3 
 
 MLC-S3 Salmon
MLC-S3 Salmon 
MLC-J3 Jumbo - approx 50lb BS - Pack of 3  
MLC-J3 Jumbo 
Micro-Loop Shooting Head Junction Kit 
A quick and easy way to rig and change Shooting Heads, or Multi-Tips. The kit contains 2 of our Micro-Loop Connectors, plus one 4" long Loop Connector, so the whole head can be easily passed through, for 'loop to loop' connections. 
 
MLSHJ-S Salmon - approx 30lb BS 
Model 
Colour 
B.S 
 
MLC-T4 
Clear 
20lb 
MLC-S3 
Clear 
30lb 
MLC-J3 
Clear 
50lb 
MLSHJ-S 
Clear 
30lb 
Model 
Colour 
B.S 
 
MLC-T4 
Clear 
20lb 
MLC-S3 
Clear 
30lb 
MLC-J3 
Clear 
50lb 
MLSHJ-S 
Clear 
30lb 
Micro-Loop Shooting Head Junction Kit
LC3 Loop Connectors 
The simple way to attach leaders to fl y-lines. Pack contains 3 finished loops with silicone tubing, ready to attach direct to your fl y-line. Our new design features un-glued splices, which makes them softer and more pliable, avoiding those stiff glued sections, which cause hinge-points. Simply add as much or as little glue as you wish, to secure the loop. 
 
Also available is a lightweight model (LC3-L) for lighter line weights. 
 
Available in: Clear, Clear Lightweight, Hi-Viz, Salmon Clear 
LC3 Loop Connectors - Hi-Viz LC3 Loop Connectors - Clear
Model 
Colour 
Density 
 
LC3 
Clear 
 
LC3-L 
Clear 
Lightweight 
LC3-HV 
Hi-Viz 
 
LC3-S 
Salmon Clear 
 
Model 
Colour 
Density 
 
LC3 
Clear 
 
LC3-L 
Clear 
Lightweight 
LC3-HV 
Hi-Viz 
 
LC3-S 
Salmon Clear 
 

Braided Dacron Backing Line 

Braided Dacron Backing Line 
Our braided Dacron backing line is a top-quality, low diameter backing made from 100% Polyester Dacron fibres. The low diameter and near zero stretch, coupled with the range of sizes and colours, make this an ideal backing line for all requirements, whether Trout, Salmon or Saltwater. For those wanting longer lengths, our 100m spools come packed 5 to a box, joined or we have bulk 1,250m spools. 
 
Sizes: 20lb B.S. (Trout) & 30lb B.S. (Salmon) in 100m spools or 1,250m bulk spools 
Colours: White or Hi-Viz Yellow 
Diameter: 20lb 0.38mm; 30lb 0.43mm 
 
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