The World’s First Triple-Textured Fly Line
When we introduced the SharkskinTM family of lines in 2007, they weren’t simply the latest in a long line of high-quality innovations. The Sharkskin created an entirely new category of product: textured fly lines. These lines, developed and manufactured at the Scientific Anglers facility in Midland, Michigan, represented one of the most interesting and groundbreaking evolutions in the history of fly line technology.
The benefits of the textured lines were numerous: increased surface area allowed the lines tosit higher in the water, offering less drag, easier mending, less water spray, and easier pick-ups; the micro-textured surface trapped air to provide increases in both shootability and flotation—all while decreasing friction; and the microreplicated pattern increased the durability of the lines, allowing them to last up to twice as long.
The accolades mounted. But we knew we could do better.
Using what we learned while developing the Sharkskin, we developed the MasteryTextured series. These lines took the high points of the Sharkskin technology and combined them with the easy feel of traditional, smooth fly lines, resulting in a textured line that performs like the Sharkskin, but feels smoother to the touch.
Then something struck us: Let’s take the best parts of the Sharkskin, combine it with the Mastery Textured series, and see what happens.
The result? Meet the SharkWave, the world’s first Triple-Textured fly line. Featuring Sharkskin texture on the tip section, Mastery Textured divots for the belly and running line, a smooth Tactile Reference Point at the AFTMA 30-foot mark, SA•ID line identification, AST dry slick technology, Improved Dry Tip technology, and Streamlined Loops, the SharkWave is unlike any fly line we’ve ever produced. Fishing friction free.
Sharkskin tip section and Mastery Textured running line with Tactile Reference Point (TRP)
Reformulated coating made specifically for big-game saltwater applications; it is stiffer and shows increased slickness and wear resistance
Built on a high-strength core with a breaking strength over 50-lbs.
Longer rear taper than Mastery Textured Titan
Features graduated running lines; (i.e. the 6-wt. is smaller than the 7-wt.) this helps in shooting line on longer casts
Quick-Loading Saltwater Taper for Big Flies
Sharkskin texturing on the tip section for the ultimate in flotation
Mastery Textured running line delivers longer casts without abrasion
Features the Tactile Reference Point (TRP), a non-embossed section at the end of the head
Loads quickly and delivers the biggest flies to the furthest targets
Floating integrated shooting head
Extra-strength core for big-game species
SA ID - SA SW ST WF X F (X = line weight)