SA Sharkskin

SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS "SHARKSKIN": Sharkskin technology is a precise texturing process that embosses the surface of the fly line coating with a repeating geometric micro-pattern to achieve surface interface properties that mimic nature - such as the ability of insects to walk on water and the shedding and self-cleaning ability of Lotus leaves. The finished surface is no longer smooth or has unwanted line flash, and it yields greatly improved line-to-water floatation, casting performance, and overall line suppleness & durability.

Sharkskin changes the meniscus force balance that up until now, holds all other floating fly lines at close to a neutral buoyancy within the line-water interface... Sharkskin's micro texture greatly increases the upward meniscus force thru the water's interaction with the new surface and the trapping of air into the valleys of the texture. The result is an over 200% improvement in resistance of the line to be forced into the water....effectively improving "floatation" of the line significantly beyond anything that can be achieved by adding glass bubbles or surface chemistries.

The line sits higher in the water - less drag, easier mending, easier roll casting, easier pick-ups, less water spray. Line friction in the guides is greatly reduced, shoot distance is increased for longer, easier casts - even on the hottest days or when the line is dirty (THIS LINE "SINGS" THROUGH THE GUIDES!). The micro-repeating pattern introduces flex points that increase the suppleness of the line, and in lab testing, the durability and resistance to cracking is up to 3 times greater than all other lines tested.

NOTE: We recommend using finger protection with SHARKSKIN Fly lines, especially when stripping streamers or saltwater patterns.

30% Off Scientific Anglers Saltwater Sharkskin
Item # FA034
$69.96


30% OFF SA SHARKSKIN 'SALTWATER TAPER' Floating Fly Lines with STREAMLINED LOOP INSTALLED (6-9 wts). Stiffer core to cut through wind and carry larger flies when necessary. Hot and cold water safe, becoming a favorite line from NE striper to Keys bonefish. Color is Mist-Yellow. WF6F thru WF12F.

Groundbreaking lines that yield greatly improved line-to-water floatation, casting performance, overall line suppleness and durability. The Sharkskin texturing process allows lines to sit higher in the water for less drag, easier mending, roll casting, and pick-ups. Line friction in the guides is greatly reduced; shoot distance is increased for longer, easier casts-even when the line is dirty. This line SINGS through the guides!! >> We recommend using finger protection with Sharkskin and Mastery Texturted Fly Lines, especially when stripping streamers or saltwater patterns. WAS $99.95 NOW $69.96
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30% Off Scientific Anglers Steelhead Sharkskin Fly Line
Item # FA035
$69.96


30% OFF SA SHARKSKIN 'STEELHEAD TAPER' Floating Fly Lines with STREAMLINED LOOP INSTALLED: Extra long head for long range casting and control. Extended rear taper facilitates mending, pickups and smooth casting. Color is Optic-Green. WF6F thru WF10F.

Groundbreaking lines that yield greatly improved line-to-water floatation, casting performance, overall line suppleness and durability. The Sharkskin texturing process allows lines to sit higher in the water for less drag, easier mending, roll casting, and pick-ups. Line friction in the guides is greatly reduced; shoot distance is increased for longer, easier casts-even when the line is dirty. This line SINGS through the guides!! >> We recommend using finger protection with Sharkskin and Mastery Texturted Fly Lines, especially when stripping streamers or saltwater patterns. WAS $99.95 NOW $69.96

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30% Off Sa Sharkskin Magnum
Item # FA036
$69.96


30% OFF SA SHARKSKIN 'MAGNUM TAPER' Floating Fly Lines with STREAMLINED LOOP INSTALLED: Powerful yet smooth taper design. Casts extremely big flies with ease. Excels in windy conditions. Color is Mist-Green. WF4F thru WF10F.

Groundbreaking lines that yield greatly improved line-to-water floatation, casting performance, overall line suppleness and durability. The Sharkskin texturing process allows lines to sit higher in the water for less drag, easier mending, roll casting, and pick-ups. Line friction in the guides is greatly reduced; shoot distance is increased for longer, easier casts-even when the line is dirty. This line SINGS through the guides!! >> We recommend using finger protection with Sharkskin and Mastery Texturted Fly Lines, especially when stripping streamers or saltwater patterns. WAS $99.95 NOW $69.96
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30% Off Sa Sharkskin Trout Dt
Item # FA037
$69.96


30% OFF SA SHARKSKIN 'ULTIMATE TROUT DOUBLE-TAPER' DRY-TIP Floating Fly Lines DT3F thru DT6F in Color Blue-Heron.

Groundbreaking lines that yield greatly improved line-to-water floatation, casting performance, overall line suppleness and durability. The Sharkskin texturing process allows lines to sit higher in the water for less drag, easier mending, roll casting, and pick-ups. Line friction in the guides is greatly reduced; shoot distance is increased for longer, easier casts-even when the line is dirty. This line SINGS through the guides!! >> We recommend using finger protection with Sharkskin and Mastery Texturted Fly Lines, especially when stripping streamers or saltwater patterns. WAS $99.95 NOW $69.96
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30% Off Sharkskin "GPX" Taper Fly Line
Item # FA038
$69.96


30% OFF SA SHARKSKIN 'GPX TAPER' DRY-TIP Floating Fly Lines with STREAMLINED LOOP INSTALLED. WF3F thru WF9F in COLORS: (1)Optic-Green, (2Willow.

Groundbreaking lines that yield greatly improved line-to-water floatation, casting performance, overall line suppleness and durability. The Sharkskin texturing process allows lines to sit higher in the water for less drag, easier mending, roll casting, and pick-ups. Line friction in the guides is greatly reduced; shoot distance is increased for longer, easier casts-even when the line is dirty. This line SINGS through the guides!! >> We recommend using finger protection with Sharkskin and Mastery Texturted Fly Lines, especially when stripping streamers or saltwater patterns. WAS $99.95 NOW $69.96
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Sa Sharkskin Saltwater Clear Tip Fly Lines
Item # FA041
$99.95


SA SHARKSKIN 'SALTWATER CLEAR-TIP' Fly Lines Stiffer core to cut through wind and carry larger flies when necessary. Hot/cold water safe. Horizon-Blue floating line with 16-foot Clear intermediate sinking tip. WF7F/I thru WF12F/I.

Groundbreaking lines that yield greatly improved line-to-water floatation, casting performance, overall line suppleness and durability. The Sharkskin texturing process allows lines to sit higher in the water for less drag, easier mending, roll casting, and pick-ups. Line friction in the guides is greatly reduced; shoot distance is increased for longer, easier casts-even when the line is dirty. This line SINGS through the guides!! >> We recommend using finger protection with Sharkskin and Mastery Texturted Fly Lines, especially when stripping streamers or saltwater patterns.
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30% Off Sa Sharkskin Magnum Tropic Fly Lines
Item # FA043
$69.96


30% OFF SA SHARKSKIN 'MAGNUM TROPIC' Floating Fly Lines: Hot weather version of the standard Magnum. Stiff, braided mono core. Casts extremely big flies w/ease. Excels in windy conditions. Color is Mist-Yellow. WF6F thru WF12F.

Groundbreaking lines that yield greatly improved line-to-water floatation, casting performance, overall line suppleness and durability. The Sharkskin texturing process allows lines to sit higher in the water for less drag, easier mending, roll casting, and pick-ups. Line friction in the guides is greatly reduced; shoot distance is increased for longer, easier casts-even when the line is dirty. This line SINGS through the guides!! >> We recommend using finger protection with Sharkskin and Mastery Texturted Fly Lines, especially when stripping streamers or saltwater patterns. WAS $99.95 NOW $69.96
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Sa Sharkwave "GPX" Fly Line
Item # FA065
$99.95


INTRODUCING: SharkWave, the world's first Triple-Textured and Triple-Colored 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. It's fishing friction-free.

NEW! SHARKWAVE "GPX TAPER" Floating Fly Lines - Most popular SA line taper, great for med-fast to fast action rods. WF3F thru WF9F in COLORS: (1)Buckskin/Blue with Optic-Green Tip, (2)Chartreuse/Dk-Willow with Willow Tip.

FROM SCIENTIFIC ANGLER HQ: The benefits of textured lines are numerous: increased surface area allows the lines to sit higher in the water, offering less drag, easier mending, less water spray, and easier pick-ups; the micro-textured surface traps 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. Using what we learned while developing the original Sharkskin, we developed the Mastery Textured series. These lines take 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 is another revolutionary high performance fly line breakthrough.

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Sa Sharkwave "Ultimate Trout Taper" Fly Line
Item # FA066
$99.95


INTRODUCING: SharkWave, the world's first Triple-Textured and Triple-Colored 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. It's fishing friction-free.

NEW! SHARKWAVE "ULTIMATE TROUT TAPER" Floating Fly Lines - Ideal for med to med-fast action rods. WF3F thru WF8F in COLORS: (1)Ivory/Optic-Green with Willow Tip, (2)Mist-Green/Willow with Dk-Willow Tip.

FROM SCIENTIFIC ANGLER HQ: The benefits of textured lines are numerous: increased surface area allows the lines to sit higher in the water, offering less drag, easier mending, less water spray, and easier pick-ups; the micro-textured surface traps 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. Using what we learned while developing the original Sharkskin, we developed the Mastery Textured series. These lines take 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 is another revolutionary high performance fly line breakthrough.

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Sa Sharkwave "Saltwater Taper" Fly Line
Item # FA067
$99.95


INTRODUCING: SharkWave, the world's first Triple-Textured and Triple-Colored 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. It's fishing friction-free.

NEW! SHARKWAVE "SALTWATER TAPER" Floating Fly Lines - Aggressive taper, ideal to match today's fast-action saltwater fly rods. Stiffer core to cut through wind and carry larger flies when necessary. Hot and cold water safe. 100-ft line. WF6F thru WF12F. Color is Yellow/Turtle-Grass with Horizon-Blue Tip.

FROM SCIENTIFIC ANGLER HQ: The benefits of textured lines are numerous: increased surface area allows the lines to sit higher in the water, offering less drag, easier mending, less water spray, and easier pick-ups; the micro-textured surface traps 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. Using what we learned while developing the original Sharkskin, we developed the Mastery Textured series. These lines take 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 is another revolutionary high performance fly line breakthrough.

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