Scientific Anglers Sharkwave Fly Lines

In 2007, Scientific Anglers introduced the Sharkskin family. These ground-breaking lines employed Micro-replication technology to apply a surface structure — a texture, to the fly line surface.

The benefits of surface texturing are numerous: increased surface area enables 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 shoot-ability and floatation, all while decreasing friction; and the micro-replicated pattern increases the durability of the lines, allowing them to last up to twice as long.

The success of Sharkskin lines soon led to the development of the Mastery Textured series. While the surface structure of the Sharkskin lines comprises a diamond pattern of peaks and valleys, the Textured series employs a surface-structure similar to the divots found on a golf ball, resulting in a line that performs like a Sharkskin, but feels smoother to the touch.

Combining the best elements of the Sharkskin with the Mastery Textured series was the obvious next stage in development. The result? 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, and a smooth tactile reference point at the AFTMA 30-foot mark, the SharkWave is unlike any fly line ever produced.

The SharkWave lines will be available in the Ultimate Trout and GPX and Saltwater tapers. The freshwater lines will be available in two colours, a Stealth and a Bright version.

Contact Mayfly Tackle for your nearest stockists on (03) 9899 0034.