Salmon Spey Lines
For a few years now, Snowbee have led
the way in Spey fly lines and the revolutionary 3D balanced system
helped pioneer the way forward. With this enormous success and growing
reputation, we continue to listen and respond to customer requests and
we have 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
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 compensated in the shorter
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.
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.
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
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