Scientific Anglers Biodegradable Spools

Scientific Anglers dispose of unsustainable line packaging

When Scientific Anglers launched their Absolute Leader and Tippet program in 2020, they moved away from plastic packaging for their tapered leaders.

Furthering their sustainability commitment, SA is transitioning to a single piece, recyclable paper board spool for their fly lines.

Traditional plastic spools are often used once and discarded, containing enough plastic to manufacture two 5-weight fly lines. Using a paper board spool, SA will eliminate thousands of kilos of plastic in the waste/recycle stream every year.

SA’s new paper board spool features a one-piece design preventing spool separation when spooling lines at high speeds. The square-shaped flange and paper board surface also keeps the fly line from slipping on the spool and over-running.

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